ELAC Student under Dream Act Accomplishes his Goal

By Rene Rauda Single, hard-working father Hector Casas, an East Los Angeles College student under the Dream Act accomplished his goal to transfer for fall. As an undocumented student, his dream is to one day attend Cal-State Long Beach or the University College of Los Angeles. Once he attends to either those, Casas plans to major in history. In the past, he faced hard times not caring about breaking the…

May 16, 2017
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High hopes for Dream Act students

By Alexa Santana The immigration reform that was announced by President Barack Obama gives high hopes for Dream Act students at East Los Angeles College. On Nov. 20, Obama gave his nationwide speech on our nation’s broken immigration system. Immigration reform is the president’s most committed topic since he was elected into office. He began by securing our borders, and border crossing has been cut by more than half. It…

December 4, 2014
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Dream Act gives financial help for students

By Nereida Perez The California Dream Act allows undocumented students who meet requirements to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges as well as private scholarships administered by California public colleges. The Dream Act of 2011 is the result of two assembly bills, AB130 and AB131. Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of the AB 540 law to apply…

May 16, 2014
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Dream Act Workshop educates students

The Dream Act and AB 540 will be discussed in a workshop on campus today from 2 pm to 3:30 pm  in E1-189.  The workshop is being held by Students for Equal Rights. AB 540 is a state law that helps undocumented students by providing cost savings. The Dream Act is federal legislation that supports a path to residency.  Education is a primary path for the Dream Act.

November 5, 2012
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ELAC student follows his dream

By Ariana Renteria  The fresh air surrounds 24-year-old Jonathan Perez, an East Los Angeles College student, as he bikes down and around the streets of San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles. He is undocumented and without any fear of being out of the shadows. When Perez was in tenth grade, he stood up against the idea that his classmates and he were being criminalized. Following a questioning and being…

March 28, 2012
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Dream Act gives hope

By Yesenia Martinez Governor Jerry Brown signed the final portion of the California Dream Act on Saturday, allowing undocumented students to apply and receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college. In 2011, Brown signed two bills, AB 130 and AB 131, packaged as the California Dream Act. AB 130 was signed on July 25, which gives AB 540 students attending public colleges and universities the opportunity to apply and…

October 12, 2011
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California Dream Act signed, becomes law

By Edgar Lopez The second half of the California Dream Act was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last Saturday, which allows undocumented students to receive state financial aid starting 2013. Assembly Bill 131, which was more difficult for the Senate to pass than the first bill, AB 130, allows students to apply for and receive financial aid, tuition fee waivers and Cal-Grants if they meet certain requirements. This would take…

October 12, 2011
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