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Tech Talk:Dream Act a nightmare for some

This Article has been abstracted from University’s Local Paper, Tech Talk

By NAOMI ALLISON for Tech Talk
News Editor

With more than 11.2 million illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. and 65,000 undocumented students graduating from high school each year, passionate discussions have erupted among various organizations both for and against the California Dream Act.

The controversial law (AB 131), which Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Saturday afternoon, will become effective starting Jan. 3, 2013, and create educational opportunities for undocumented

students who are on a path to citizenship by enabling them to apply for and receive state aid.

According to the California Department of Finance, the bill will impact an estimated 2,500 students. They will be eligible to receive Cal grants totaling $14.5 million, a hefty $5,800 per student.

In a nutshell, this means only 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds, which total $1.4 billion, will be affected by the legislative package. Continue reading Tech Talk:Dream Act a nightmare for some