California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that would extend scholarship opportunities to undocumented immigrant students as part of the state’s Dream Act legislation, vetoed by former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The new bill, signed into law by Governor Brown this Monday, will allow students who are undocumented, but qualify for in-state tuition, the ability to apply for private financial aid to attend college. In addition, it is expected that Governor Brown will soon sign another piece of legislation that will also enable such students to apply for public aid.
“Our future is uncertain if we neglect those children,” Brown said at a recent public event. “But it’s absolutely abundant if we invest in their education, their child care, their future, their neighborhoods.”