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Jerry Brown to sign Dream Act for undocumented college students

July 25, 2011 | 10:59 am

Gil Cedillo celebrates California Dream Act
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Monday that will increase access to college financial aid for undocumented immigrants.

Brown is to appear with the author of the bill, Assemblyman Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) at Cal State Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. The governor's spokesman, Gil Duran, confirmed that Brown intended to sign the legislation, known as the California Dream Act.

Similar legislation had been vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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Photo: Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), right, gets a hug from California state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) after Cedillo's measure allowing college students who entered the country illegally to receive limited financial aid was approved by the Senate in Sacramento on July 14. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press