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Brown Signs California Dream Act Into Law

Posted on Oct 8, 2011
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Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he has signed the California Dream Act, making state financial aid available to undocumented immigrants who choose to attend California universities and community colleges.

Undocumented immigrants can begin receiving state financial aid in 2013 through the Cal-Grant assistance program, which granted an average of $4,500 to 370,000 low-income students last year.

Approximately 2,500 students will be eligible for the grants, which Brown said will cost $14.5 million. —BF

The Wall Street Journal:

... The controversial bill is the highest-profile act to expand undocumented students’ access to higher education after a federal Dream Act, which would have given undocumented students a path to short-term permanent residency status, failed last year to attract enough support in Congress.

“The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us,” Mr. Brown said.

Under current law, undocumented students pay resident tuition rates if they have graduated from a California high school and affirmed that they are in the process of applying to legalize their immigration status. Starting January 1, 2013, those students will be eligible to apply for state-funded Cal Grants and other public aid.

The legislation builds on a previous bill signed into law in July, which makes financial aid from private sources available to the same pool of students. The two laws are collectively known as the California Dream Act.

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By mex,latina27, October 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm Link to this comment
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All you say “when california goes down” what if it doesnt what will you say then and by the way latinos are not the only illegal immigrants seeking education there is a diversity of illegal immigrants.

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By Artsy, October 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm Link to this comment


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By BR549, October 12, 2011 at 5:52 am Link to this comment

Dr. B,
Methinks those guys (the SEALS) didn’t all just fall off the turnip truck. Can you imagine what would happen, after all of the planning by the traitors in government, when they find out that the sabotage was coming from within their own ranks, by those they had planned to rely on, but who had chosen, instead, to support the oaths they swore to.

[May you be blessed to be born in an interesting time]  :o)

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By drbhelthi, October 12, 2011 at 3:45 am Link to this comment

BR549, agreed.

The entire California mess suggests that not only Minnesota state government was infiltrated by the tool of the GHWBushSr entourage, the NAZI element of the CIA. Jesse Ventura´s revelations, now, the NYPD has been infiltrated by the CIA.  Has California governor Brown reversed his stance of ten years ago?  Was also he given the choice of “suck-up, or die”?

The current occupant of the POTUS slot has established a secret committee that decides which Americans are “homeland terrorists” and are to be murdered without due process.  Using of course, the drones with a 1-million-dollar price-tag, whenever possible.  When considering the “theme” of the company, “Once C.I.A. always C.I.A.”, and Mr. Obama´s historical affiliation,  (click on item 5)
one tends to conclude that his assignment was/is to assist with the dissolution of the U.S.A.  His recent Hollywod-type productions, abusing the USNAVY SEAL,  suggests he has had the assistance of the same group that made Arnold Schwarzeneger, the Austrian immigrant with the NAZI family background, and his destructive movies, popular. 

I wonder what the genuine Americans in the CIA think about what´s going on today -  - or have they all been assassinated/committed suicide ?

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By BR549, October 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm Link to this comment

Dr. B,
I don’t think I implied anywhere that Brown was in cahoots with the Schwarzenegger or Bush; only that there is this ilk that somehow sees itself as the only way for our social salvation, when in reality, its members would do a piss-poor job of running a lemonade stand ...... that’s why they become lawyers, because they only know how to feed off others. They never learned how to actually “make” anything themselves.

Acquiring money and power and control over those who DO work for a living; that’s what they do best. Brown, for some reason, has chosen to throw himself in with that lot. All Brown had to do was say, he’d be glad to help them with their education, but first they have to learn English and then they have to become citizens. But no, he caves in and puts the whole viability of the state further into question. Other than that, I liked the guy, but I’m not so sure now. The Dream Act is exactly that; any hope for California will only be a dream, and as I said, he wasn’t solely responsible. The California legislature was just as complicit.

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By drbhelthi, October 11, 2011 at 10:19 am Link to this comment

” I get your bit about the Bush/Obama entourage, - - -”  BR549

I have found no evidence linking the current governor of California to the gutting of
California by the immigrant from Austria with the NAZI family background.  Nor,
evidence that links him to the GHWBushSr entourage.  If there is a link, I would like
to have it.

There is abundant >proof< that the current USGOV is the result of the NAZIs in the
US, e.g. Dulles brothers, who pulled off Operation Paper Clip, at the end of WWII,
1945, and repetitions until 1952.  Doctor Werner von Braun was one of the original
200 German scientists secreted into the US.  He appreciated the US so much, that he
informed his cohort, Dr. Carol Rosin in 1974, what the NAZIS planned for the US. 
Her efforts were generally ignored in the late 1970s.  Fortunately, she is again active,
revealing the NAZI secret plans for America to Americans and the world.  For
example,  the “Nibiru” farce.

Another NAZI secreted into the US was NAZI SS Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny. 
He enjoyed life in a Florida beach town until his death in 1999.  Bittered by double-
cross by his NAZI comrades, he revealed a shoe box of NAZI, WWII documents and
fotos to the boyfriend of his daughter 1999, which daughter he had sired with his
American wife.  Shortly after inadvertently learning Skorzeny´s true identity, she
committed Hari-Kari.  The contents of Skorzeny´s revelations are found at  Notice the teenager just to the
right of the center, wearing the sailor-suit.  Skorzeny said that he became the 41st US

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By Artsy, October 11, 2011 at 5:57 am Link to this comment

What a gutless excuse of a man Brown has become. He is desparate for the votes and big biz money that will come his way but he is selling us out. He and the likes of Rick Perry are DISPICABLE politicians who only care about re-election and big business. Brown turned into the crap color brown coat he is so we can all suffer from being in the toilet he is plugging up. OUT with him and all the likes of him and his sick policies!

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By BR549, October 11, 2011 at 5:52 am Link to this comment

Unfortunately, it wasn’t just Brown that perpetrated this scheme onto the California public. I get your bit about the Bush/Obama entourage, but it was actually the Bush/Clinton/Obama entourage. The California legislature, and I wouldn’t be surprised that they had been influenced by “time for another face lift” Pelosi and that passive-aggressive witch with her conflict of interest husband, Feinstein, was no doubt just as guilty.

Politicians have a great capacity to spend money that isn’t theirs, or even ours. They are so used to spending money, they don’t even care if it exists ....... or what the implications are of their addictive habit on society. They remind me of used car salesmen that are solely driven by “the sale” (the KILL) and the status they seem to aspire to among their equally dysfunctional ilk rather than present an honest image for their employer or even matching a customer to a car that would make them happy and serve their needs for a time. No, instead, these social ne’er-do-wells, who could only get a job as a parasitic lawyer in the private sector (that figures), are only juggling the special interest groups that will guaranty them another win come November and posture them for inside deals. Any talk about bettering our society should have included tariffs and keeping our asses out of the influence of the central banks. But no, they just continue to look the other way and say nothing. Instead of standing up and holding any degree of integrity, they daily reinvent the term “SLIME”.

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By drbhelthi, October 11, 2011 at 3:00 am Link to this comment

I wonder if Gov. Brown is aware of the approx. million dollars wasted by the Los Angeles
attorney general in the attack on a local commune that produces and distributes raw milk to its members ?  Attacking bio-products producers with money that is needed to corral the real crooks?  Perhaps a few million should be spent corralling the crooks still found in California government, after the departure of the immigrant from Austria with the NAZI family background. 

Similarly, farmers who sell BIO foods such as fresh, whole milk are under attack, from
California to the Amish of Pennsylvania.  That the Amish folk are being attacked by the USGOV clearly indicates that freedom of religious activity and the pursuit of health, that is, generally honest behavior, is being suppressed by the Bush-Obama entourage.

Similarly, Starbucks is under attack for its response to an alleged US Marine, who requested special attention from Starbucks coffee chain.  The CIA pattern of ferreting agents and operatives into the USMILITARY is clearly demonstrated by the Chronicles of Chip Tatum, among others.  The CIA pattern casts all such “incidents” into question.  One sordid example is that of Corporal Pat Tillman being shot in the forehead, at close range, with a burst of 3 rounds, by a member of his own platoon.  This occurred after he had shared with a friend that he planned to get out of the USArmy, and reveal the dishonesty of the USMILITARY action in Afghanistan.  Two
USARMY generals did a cover-up; both of whom were later promoted ? 

The gutting of California by the immigrant from Austria, with the NAZI family background, reflects the direction of the GHWBushSr entourage, accelerated by the Bush-Obama entourage.  Suppressing American businesses that contribute to US stability, forcing American jobs into 3rd-world countries, rendering Americans increasingly jobless, requiring American youth to enlist in the USMILITARY in order to gain an income due to non-availability of jobs in the civilian sector.  All of which strengthens the size of the USMILITARY in the continental US and the world.  Slowly turning the United States of America into one huge military organization pre-empts the need to declare martial law.

Also, play the increasing number of poor folk for stupid.  AGAIN. 
Announce via the propaganda news media, that the rich will be taxed to pay for the programs for the non-rich - - .  “The people will believe anything we say - - “.

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By D Spriggs, October 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment
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I believe our citizens need A Dream Act, our children & granchildren have to pay for college with loans which will take their whole life to pay off, while illegals get it free & while we have to pay all these horrible property taxes to pay for free health care, free eduation, free social services, Medicare after 5 years (especially if illegal).  Oh in TX we also get tuberculosis & rheumatic fever in our schoolds, drugs that have destroyed our children, and gangs, brought in from illegals (from wherever).Brown needs to be arrested for treason, he is protecting the interest of foreigners over citizens. It is time we help MX get its country back, as we are losing ours.

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By BR549, October 10, 2011 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment

Pharmacist, October 10 at 8:48 am
“Would the NORTH Americans have such problems with this law if the undocumented were Europeans with very blond hair & blue eyes?”

That’s an easy question to ask, especially when there was a time in our history when we were just looking for warm bodies who wanted to be citizens. Between all the Micks, Whops, Frogs, Krauts, N_ggers, Limeys, Towelheads, Nips, Chinks, Gooks, Wetbacks, and whatever other racial slurs I forgot, somehow we managed to put a country together in spite of all our petty differences. Back then, being white and European wasn’t always a guaranty that one would get better treatment, either, so what’s your beef now?

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By Artsy, October 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment

Who paid him off I wonder?

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By BR549, October 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment

I am SOOOO glad I moved the f_ck out of California a couple years ago. They
should redo their state flag to be nothing but a commode on a black background.

If someone wants to argue about mandating Washoe, Ohlone, or whatever other
native American language being forced upon all the non-native-American people
in California, THAT I would agree with; otherwise, all those interlopers can get
their asses out of California as well.

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By Terri, October 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment
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This decision to support and encourage,  innocent young people conceived by “law-breakers”, is one of the worst decisions I can even imagine.

I thought California was broke.

Today, we again, witness another tear in the fabric of what used to be America.  Common sense did not win out.

I feel like I’m grieving the loss of my home.  Everywhere I look, I find this country is no longer the country I grew up in, or studied about in History class.

If you have no money, can not pay your current bills, your income has decreased, you DO NOT commit to spending billions of dollars, not yet produced, by the current “out of work”, young & old(er) masses.

Wow California.  I hope Arizona does not follow suit.  We did take all the guff for HB1070… surely we won’t follow suit on this.

There must be a compromise.

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By Pharmacist, October 10, 2011 at 8:48 am Link to this comment
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Would the NORTH Americans have such problems with this law if the undocumented were Europeans with very blond hair & blue eyes?
Keep you wig on now…ponder the question before you answer.

BTW…Mexicans are Americans too. SOUTH Americans.

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By drbhelthi, October 10, 2011 at 2:50 am Link to this comment

While I am a supporter of legal immigration, the children of these folks should not be punished.  PatrickHenry

Is with-holding of privilege from illegal immigrants defined as punishment ?
Who placed the offspring of the illegal immigrants in the situation they are in,
e.g., women who cross the border in order to birth their offspring in the USA.
Who defines the point at which illegal immigration is not “all inclusive”?
Which brings up the question of quasi-legal employment of “immigrants” on
farms and in vineyards.

I find blogging to be much easier than solving illegal immigration problems.

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By Lexicron, October 10, 2011 at 12:39 am Link to this comment
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Ok, so California is broke but it’s still expanding some
freebies to would-be citizens (college ed to current
illegals) while simultaneously contracting other, more
vital services—Medicaid, basic k-12 teachers—to current
citizens. Makes sense, right? Wrong. And weird.

We who are “occupying Wall Street” need to think some
things through together. Out loud. In public
conversation. There’s a vast difference between entitling
“illegals” and automatically deporting anyone who’s in
the US without a US birth certificate. Similarly, there’s
a huge difference between a college education and a k-12
education. Or there to be a huge difference…

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By Psychobabbler, October 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm Link to this comment

States are not allowed to enforce immigration law, but they are allowed to unenforce them. It makes perfect sense if you don’t think about it. Maybe it’s best to just not think about it unless you’re wanting to end up in a rubber room.

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By scottosky, October 9, 2011 at 9:56 am Link to this comment

I live in California. “When California collapses from economic ruin.” News flash. It already has. It used to be quite ethnically diverse, it’s now commonly refered to as Calimexico. Gov. Brown is catering to the Latino(Mexican) vote, it’s pure politics.

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By PatrickHenry, October 9, 2011 at 8:57 am Link to this comment

What financial aid?  California is less than broke.

While I am a supporter of legal immigration, the children of these folks should not be punished.

A college education in California was free last time I was out there, a commendable achievement that I wish all states would follow.

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By surfnow, October 9, 2011 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

I was a fan of Brown until now. Are you friggin kidding me- undocumented aliens in this country for a week get to go to college on our dime- yet my daughter, whose great-great-great grandfather was wounded at Gettysburg can’t get a penny for college. And by the way, she finished 2nd from one of NJs top academic high schools-

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By zonth_zonth, October 9, 2011 at 2:08 am Link to this comment

Who is next Arizona?

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By Robespierre115, October 9, 2011 at 12:38 am Link to this comment

Great, now the problem is how before college, immigrant children will be able to afford fully privatized charter schools and fully privatized libraries, because that’s pretty much where California is headed under Brown.

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By grokker, October 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm Link to this comment

Gov. Moombeam is truly out of his mind.

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By DazedAndConfused, October 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm Link to this comment
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Gov. Brown’s action is a slap onto the faces of all Americans. When California collapses from economic ruin, and it will sooner or later, the people responsible like Brown should be tried in a court of law and put in prison for treason.

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By Unregistered, October 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm Link to this comment
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Only 10 years after Rick Perry
Way to go California

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