Welcome to The Times in Plain English   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to The Times in Plain English

California Law Helps Immigrant Students

October 18, 2011
Plain English Version

Beginning in 2013, illegal immigrants accepted by state universities may receive financial assistance from a state program. The program helped more than 370,000 low-income students last year.

Students must graduate from a California high school after attending school in the state for at least three years. They must show they are trying to legalize their immigration status. They also must show financial need and meet academic standards.

The law is controversial. A supporter said, “After having invested 12 years in the education of these young men and women, who are here through no fault of their own, it is the smartest thing to permit these students to get scholarships and be treated like other students.”

An opponent said, “It is morally wrong. We have created a new entitlement that is going to cause tens of thousands of people to come here illegally from all over the world.”

Governor Jerry Brown (in photo) estimates that 2,500 students additional students will qualify at a cost of $14.5 million. The California student aid program costs $1.4 billion.

The Los Angeles Times

 

Print Friendly

Features

How Well Does Your Pet See?

Here is another way pets are like people. They can have vision problems. Sometimes the symptoms are easy to detect. Your dog or cat...

New Danger: The Bottom of Your Shoes

Do you take off your shoes when you go into someone’s home? Most Americans do not. It is common practice in Japan and Finland....

New Research: What it Means to Become a Mother

There is even a word that describes it. It is “matrescence.” The matrescence period begins during pregnancy and extends into motherhood. The signs can...

An Immigrant Artist in America

Nari Ward is an artist from Jamaica. He lives and works in a former Harlem fire station.

Nari Ward takes everyday objects – most...

Archives

Dictionary
  • dictionary
  • English Dictionary

Double click on any word on the page or type a word:

Powered by dictionarist.com
Click to listen highlighted text!