A WIN for social justice today. We applaud this move by the California State Senate. Growing up in a country without legal status is not the fault of a child, and they justly should not be punished for it. It is, however, the fault of our government for not having a possible path for legal status for these kids available.
The college dreams of thousands of students who are illegal immigrants moved closer to fulfillment Wednesday after the state Senate approved a bill that for the first time would give them access to public financial aid.
Part of a two-bill package known as the California Dream Act, the measure would allow undocumented students who qualify for reduced in-state tuition to apply for Cal Grants, community college waivers and other public aid programs. To be eligible, they must be California high school graduates who attended schools in the state at least three years, and demonstrate financial need and academic merit….