Governor Jerry Brown of Sacramento, California recently signed the California Dream Act that gives public financial aid to undocumented immigrant college students.
This act has led to many discussions on whether or not it should exist for undocumented immigrants, but it still has received a lot of praise. Governor Brown signed the legislation in hopes of giving all students the opportunity to “improve their lives and the lives of all of us.” The name of the Act comes from the term “college dream” and the idea of the “intellectual excitement and creative thinking” that college presents to students.
The news of this Act has spread all over the social media world ever since he signed it on Saturday, October 8th, and people across the state have displayed their thoughts on twitter and through text messaging. This has also caused a bit of debate and discussion across the nation since the recent strict immigration laws passed in Georgia and Alabama.
Not everyone is on board with Governor Brown’s decision. Tim Donnelly, assemblyman of R-Twin Peaks believes the bill would “force citizens to compete with undocumented immigrants for public resources.” Donnelly’s website headlines, “Stop the Nightmare Act.”
Governor Brown stands behind his decision in expanding the capability of a full education for undocumented immigrants, and states, “I’m going to treat everybody whether they’re documented or not, as God’s child, and my brothers and sisters.”
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