Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the California Dream Act, AB 131, that allows undocumented immigrants attending California universities to receive state-funded financial aid.
Brown’s signature also makes undocumented immigrants attending these universities eligible for fee waivers.
“Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking,” Brown said in a press release Saturday. “The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us.”
Prior to signing the bill Brown indicated support for the measure — which is the companion bill to the AB 130, a bill he signed into law earlier this year. AB 130 allowed undocumented college students access to privately-funded scholarships and grants that were not available to them before. Collectively the bills are known as the California Dream Act.