Just because they are all called “Dream Act” they are nothing alike in substance.
Texas Dream Act only allowed for in-state tuition for children of illegals, under conditions that they were in the state for 3 yrs, graduated high school and were in process of legalizing their situation.
CA was already providing this, and the current “CA Dream Act” gives them financial aid, with no conditions. See the article in the WSJ.
California Governor Signs Dream Act
“Under current law, undocumented students pay resident tuition rates if they have graduated from a California high school and affirmed that they are in the process of applying to legalize their immigration status. Starting January 1, 2013, those students will be eligible to apply for state-funded Cal Grants and other public aid.
The legislation builds on a previous bill signed into law in July, which makes financial aid from private sources available to the same pool of students. The two laws are collectively known as the California Dream Act.”
And of course the Federal “Dream Act” gives amnesty to any illegal who attends any school for a couple of years.
BIG difference between them.
What does “in the process of applying to legalize...” mean?
legalize on what basis?
Under what provision of US immigration law?
Immigraion leftists like Perry and Brown sign the darndest things.