California Governor Jerry Brown Signs DREAM Act

The federal version may be dead, but some states are taking matters into their own hands: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state-passed version of the DREAM Act Saturday, which will allow illegal immigrants to receive financial aid to attend state colleges and universities. Starting in 2013, low-income students will be able to get grants of up to $4,500 for tuition and to receive institutional grants from the University of California system. Brown said opening up the aid to immigrant students would only effect about 1 percent of the program’s budget.