Senate approves college aid for illegal immigrants
July 15, 2011
Illegal immigrants would be allowed to get privately financed student aid administered by state universities and colleges under legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. [LATimes]
Brown said during last year’s election campaign that he would have signed similar bills that former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger had rejected.
The measure, AB130, is slated to give students in the country illegally the ability to receive scholarships and other private financial aid that is overseen by the systems of the California State University, California Community Colleges and University of California.
A separate bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive publicly funded financial aid including Calgrants, has stalled in the Senate over its potential cost to taxpayers, the Los Angeles Times said.