Fight against Dream Act fails
January 9, 2012
The attempt to block a controversial California law that makes funds available for undocumented immigrant college students has failed to collect enough signatures to make it on the ballot.
Opponents of the Dream Act fell 57,000 signatures short of the 500,000 registered voter signatures required to try to overturn the law.
The Dream Act allows illegal immigrants who have graduated from California high schools and who are eligible for in-state tuition rates to apply for state-funded and private college scholarships and loans.
“This is disappointing news, but it is no less of a warning to Governor (Jerry) Brown and every Democrat legislator who voted to create a new entitlement program for illegals while the state still has a budget deficit over $9 billion, and cannot even meet its obligation to legal California students,” Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, said in a statement.