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Rep. Brian Bilbray Calls California Dream Act a Nightmare for California Taxpayers


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Brian Bilbray, Chairman of the bi-partisan House Immigration Reform Caucus, released the following statement today in response to the California Assembly's approval of AB 131 allowing state college aid for illegal immigrant students:

"The Dream Act, whether it is adopted federally or in California, is a nightmare for lawful U.S. citizens seeking higher education. California's AB 130 and 131 put American students in direct competition with illegal immigrants for already limited financial aid opportunities, further encourage illegal immigration, and reward illegal behavior with tax-dollars. Allowing undocumented students to access publicly funded financial aid, such as Cal Grants, impacts the funding available for citizens. Seats in the classroom and tuition aid are the two most important opportunities students posses and are two priorities we must reserve for Americans." -- Rep. Brian Bilbray (CA-50), Chairman House Immigration Reform Caucus

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