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Obama Supports College Aid for the Undocumented

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Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is running for president, has urged California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to sign a bill that would enable undocumented students who graduate from high school to receive college aid, according to the Associated Press.

The bill would make low-income immigrant students who are undocumented eligible to receive state grants or community college fee waivers. California, along with nine other states, already allows such students to pay in-state college tuition rates.

To get a sense for how heated the debate is in this country over any policies that give a break to undocumented students, read comments to earlier posts about the "DREAM Act," here and here.

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Too bad! Arnold just terminated the Dream Act Sunday morning! Thank you Arnold!!

It's true that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the college aid bill in California. Here's a link to his veto letter.

http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/2007bills/SB%201%20Veto%20Message.pdf

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