In Support of SB 160 (Cedillo): The California Dream Act - Student financial aid: eligibility

AS-2802-07/FGA - May 10-11, 2007

ATTACHMENT TO AS-2802-07/FGA

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of The California State University (ASCSU) reaffirm its support for AB 540, which contained the Principle of exempting the payment of non-resident tuition by “person without lawful immigration status” (language contained in the bill) who have completed their secondary education in California; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU Support SB 160 (Cedillo) that would extend the principle of AB 540 to exempt the payment of non resident tuitions for “person without lawful immigration status” (language contained in the bill) who have successfully completed technical or adult education degrees in California; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU forward copies of this resolution to the chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the Speaker of the Assembly, the President pro Tem of the Senate, Senator Cedillo, and the Governor.

RATIONALE: SB 160 provides access to higher education for undocumented aliens who have demonstrated through their educational achievements their commitment to improving their lives and their communities. Increasing access to higher education for this segment of California’s population will strengthen their contributions to the quality of life and economic vitality of the state of California.

Approved Unanimously - May 10-11, 2007


 
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