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Information Bulletin
January 10, 2011
 

 

Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo Introduces
California Dream Act at LACC

CEDILLO INTRODUCES CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
WITH COALITION OF BUSINESS, EDUCATION AND LABOR LEADERS

The proposed law would grant qualifying undocumented college students
access to financial aid from the University of California,
California State University and Community Colleges.

LOS ANGELES – On Tuesday, January 11, Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), will be introducing the California DREAM Act in the California State Assembly. The proposed law would grant qualifying undocumented college students access to institutional financial aid and Cal Grants from the University of California, California State University and Community Colleges.

The California DREAM Act, first introduced by Cedillo in 2006, will be introduced in two bills. The first bill would allow students who are exempt from paying non-resident tuition and who are deemed to be in financial need, eligible to apply for and participate in all student aid programs derived from non-state funds. The second bill would allow students who are exempt from paying non-resident tuition and who are deemed to be in financial need eligible to apply for Cal Grants and fee waivers from California Community Colleges.

We are hopeful that Governor Brown will sign the bill upon passage in the Assembly and Senate, given his expressed support, when it reaches his desk.

If approved, California would be the third state to offer financial aid to undocumented students after Texas and New Mexico.

WHAT:            Assembymember Gilbert Cedillo announces the introduction of the California Dream Act with a
                       coalition of business, education and labor leaders including Kelly Candaele, Los Angeles
                       Community College Board of Trustees, Javier Nuñez, President, Executive Board, Laborers
                       International Union, Local 300, Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center, National Council of
                       La Raza, Nancy Ramirez, Western Regional Counsel, MALDEF,
Angelica Salas, Executive
                      
Director, CH
IRLA, LA Dream Team and NAKASEC (National Korean American Service &
                       Education Consortium), Korean Resource Center, Marvin Andrade, Executive Director, CARECEN.

WHEN:           Tuesday, January 11, 2011
                       10:00 am Press Conference

WHERE:         Los Angeles City College
                        On the steps in front of the Camino Theater in the quad

                        855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90029

                        Free Parking in parking structure on Heliotrope Dr. just north of Melrose Avenue. 

District Office: 360 W. Avenue 26, #121, Los Angeles, CA 90031 323-225-4545 Fax 323-225-4500
Capitol Office: State Capitol P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249 916-319-2045 Fax 916-319-2145
Contact:  Conrado Terrazas 213-200-6161 or Conrado.terrazas@asm.ca.gov

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