Supporters of a state initiative to repeal the California Dream Act Governor Jerry Brown signed into law last year announced today they failed to obtain the 500,000 signatures required to get a proposition on the ballot. See what happens when you have your Mexican gardener's wife distribute petitions? Buh-dum-dump . . .
The California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act is a package of state laws authored by state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) that allow children who were brought into the U.S. under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration documentation, and who have attended school on a regular basis and otherwise meet in-state tuition and GPA requirements, to apply for public and private student financial aid benefits. Unlike the national Dream Act that died in the U.S. Senate last year, California's version does not provide a path to citizenship.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-San Bernardino), the state Assembly's only teabagger, revealed this morning the campaign to nuke California's Dream Act was only able to get 447,514 signatures to submit to the secretary of state by today's deadline. Many more than half a million Juan Hancocks would have been needed as thousands would have no-doubt been deemed invalid.
You may also know Donnelly from the police blotter. The legislator was detained Wednesday for trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun in his briefcase.
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Don't know if that was the Suede Denim Secret Police.