Court upholds California’s DREAM Act

California charges in-state tuition to illegal immigrants who completed at least three years in a California high school. Monday the California Supreme Court rejected a challenge to AB540, known as the state DREAM Act, which benefits an estimated 25,000 California students. Among them is Pedro Ramirez, student body president at Fresno State, reports The Fresno State Collegian.

Ramirez came to California at the age of three with his parents. A high school valedictorian, he tried to join the military but discovered he was undocumented. As an AB 540 student, Ramirez is ineligible for federal and state aid. He turned down pay for the student government job because he’s not allowed to work in the U.S. Ramirez is majoring in agricultural economics and political science. His future is uncertain.

“I’m going to graduate soon,” he said. “What am I going to use my degree for? And in the next few weeks they will be voting on the only hope that I have.”

The lame-duck Congress will debate the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which is unlikely to pass.  The law would create a path to citizenship for undocumented students who graduate from high school and qualify for military service or college.

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  1. Roger Sweeny says:

    Ramirez should either be a legal resident and get instate tuition or illegal and get no money from the state.

    However, there is nothing to stop any private organization from sponsoring him. If you really believe he deserves to pay a reduced rate, donate some money to him.


    The Dream Act is not in the law books yet and never should it be? The Dream act is a very clever deception employed to give hundreds and thousands of children of illegal aliens, a financial advantage against out-of-State citizen children or legal residents. The cost will be yet another yoke upon the taxpayers as usual, that shows Liberals remain indifferent to the economic consequences of this law. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is the main mastermind of the Dream Act along with his hard-core Liberal Extremists like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and other Liberals. (Some ethical group should question Nancy Pelosi, about the illegal aliens employed on her Central California plantations?)What the progressives are not telling the public is that they can guarantor their immediate family, of Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Uncles and Aunts to live in America that taxpayers will finally have to subsidize? Then that immediate family can then sponsor other family members, which is called Chain Migration.

    There is no finality to this matter and can reach into the future and adjoin millions to our populace. The Dream Act is a very artful piece of law, which is unfair to American school children. Why is it the children of foreign nationals should be given special preferences over the children of citizens? In Houston Texas there is a contentious battle materializing over Voter Fraud. The King Street Patriots are counter suing Democrats over the discovery of Voter Fraud in Harris County. Catherine Engelbrecht, filed a counter suit in Austin on last Monday, claiming defamation. This is because her group detected election abuses disclosed, documented, by the King Street Patriots which included multiple voter registrations, illegal aliens voter registrations, fraudulent voter information, counterfeit voter signatures and election officials and orally harassment of the electorate to either change their ballot choices or vote a straight Democratic label.

    This includes the actual engineering the voting machines for the voters and elected officials. In addition to Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, campaigning directly outside polling places. The two organizations suing are Texans for Public Justice and Texans Together Education Fund. Both groups receive their money from the Open Society Institute (OSI). OSI was founded in 1993 by George Soros to “Build Vibrant & Tolerant Democracies.” Learn more about the illicit philosophies of the billionaire George Soros, out to undermine and erode our freedoms and the US Constitution by researching the web. My thoughts are from Senator Reid’s state and in other places across the country; that there has been voter manipulation of voter machines without doubt that remains undisclosed. Votes should re-counted in States like California and Nevada, because there are millions of illegal aliens in these states and because of lax voting laws, that are very open to questionable practices.

    The electronic machine in Nevada was compromised by already furnished names as Sen. Harry Reid, when voters had not chosen as this Senator. These voting machines are maintained by the SIEU union technicians that must be questioned for irregularities. A must read is an investigation of Voter Fraud and in depth information about the most corrupt politicians in Washington at Their statement says it is nonprofit group of Promoting Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Government, Politics and the Law. GOOGLE–illegal immigration costs of instant citizenship laws for babies born deliberately in America of illegal alien parents to permanently reside here. Google– costs if an Amnesty is passed by either party. Google–“The dark Side of illegal immigration” Go to the website about the future consequences of out-of-control illegal immigration and a substantiated uncompleted border fence.

    Finally this being “politically Correct” is turning our country into a cowering population, another ideology passed onto us by Liberal extremists. We should follow the example of the Israeli Airlines of asking questions and profile instead of using abusive body scanners or this strange sensual pat downs, which is against our civil rights. This “Political Correctness” is not a strong deterrents against stopping foreign nationals with heinous intentions and instead we should use experienced profiler’s, racial or not and stop this abhorrent hogwash from radicals, who have infiltrated our government. Now is the time to release your fury on all members of Congress, by calling (202)224-3121 beginning this Thursday?

  3. Reminds me of the story you ran in your column a few years ago – “La Vida Robot”