California state senator Gil Cedillo - sometimes called "One Bill Gil" due to his constant attempts to pass a bill giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens - actually has come up with a multitude of bills designed to give benefits to those who are here illegally. The latest now sits on Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk, awaiting his possible signature.
SB 1 (link) would allow illegal aliens to receive "non-competitive" financial aid for college. Those covered under the "Competitive Cal Grant A and B award program" are not included, but the term "non-competitive" is misleading since every dollar spent on giving such financial aid to illegal aliens could be spent on giving aid to U.S. citizens. That's certainly a difficult choice, but the only way to avoid such choices is to stop incentivizing illegal immigration in addition to encouraging illegal aliens to return to their home countries.
According to this, Arnold hasn't yet made up his mind; he veteod the last try and said the following:
"California has over 100,000 students here legally who apply annually for financial aid to attend college, and our state has limited funds available for this important purpose."
You can send Arnold a FAX here, or just call 916-445-2841.
California · Thu, 09/27/2007 - 11:17 · Importance: 1