AB 130 will allow illegal aliens access to financial aid funded by the private sector. There is a second part of the bill, which is still in the Senate, that will allow illegal immigrants access to tax payer funded financial aid as well. Governor Brown as hinted that he will support this part of the bill as well.
The absurd part of this legislation is the fact that it doesn’t do anything to help provide these people with a legal path to citizenship, so after California tax payers help educate these students, it will be illegal for anyone to hire them once they enter the workforce.
Is this just more political theater from the bankrupt and corrupt California government to keep Democrats in power? They obviously aren’t truly helping the citizens of their state or the illegal immigrant students.
AB 130 allows undocumented students attending California state universities to apply for financial aid funded by the private sector. Previously, there were three attempts to pass bills similar to AB 130 but they all failed. The bill becomes active January 1, 2012.
The second part of the bill, AB 131, is still in the Senate. This part would allow undocumented students to apply for state financial aid. Brown has hinted, according to the LA Times, that he will likely back this more controversial bill if it comes across his desk.
California’s DREAM Act is different from the same-name federal act in that it does not provide a path to citizenship. The federal act failed to get enough votes in the Senate last year.