Gil Cedillo is a California state Senator who works tirelessly for his constituents, especially if they're citizens of Mexico who aren't here legally. He's tried several times to give driver's licenses for illegal aliens, including a creative way that would have favored them over everyone else.
His latest attempt to represent Mexican citizens is to try to give them discounted college educations via SB 160 [PDF], aka the "California DREAM Act". That is currently wending its way through the process. Arnold Schwarzenegger supports letting illegal aliens go to California colleges, but has not indicated his stance on Cedillo's bill.
Since there are only a finite number of such discounts, every discount received by an illegal alien represents one less available to a U.S. citizen. I haven't verified it, but according to this page illegal aliens could even obtain a Community College Board of Governor's Fee Waiver and go to California community colleges completely free.
Needless to say, Cedillo is a Democrat. Since he hasn't been censured by his party, it's fair to state that the Democratic Party supports his efforts.
Immigration · Wed, 06/21/2006 - 07:32 · Importance: 1