09 Oct '11, 3am

California passes Dream Act for immigrant students, making them eligible for state money to attend US unis & colleges

California passes Dream Act for immigrant students, making them eligible for state money to attend US unis & colleges

California governor Jerry Brown (above) signed the California Dream Act into law on Saturday, making illegal immigrants eligible for state money to attend American universities and colleges, his office said. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES (AFP) - California governor Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act into law on Saturday, making illegal immigrants eligible for state money to attend American universities and colleges, his office said. Under the act, illegal immigrants who have attended high school in the Golden State can receive Cal-Grant aid, which last year gave grants to more than 370,000 poor students of an average $4,500 each. 'Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking. 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. California officials est...

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