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On October 8, in response to Governor Jerry Brown's signing of AB 131 (Cedillo), the second half of the California DREAM Act, the California Immigrant Policy Center issued the following statement:

We heartily applaud Governor Brown's historic decision to sign AB 131. We agree with the Governor that "...The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us."

The California DREAM Act will assist talented young people who have excelled in school and are Americans - and Californians - in all but paperwork. The Act will nurture the development of the state's next generation of doctors, scientists, scholars, and thinkers, who will help move California's economy forward. We believe that this decision invests wisely into the very young people who, through the realization of their educational goals, will  help to assure a prosperous future for all Californians.

We hope that Governor Brown will continue to make decisions like the signing of AB 131  that help to further integrate California's  immigrants into the state's economic and social fabric and invest in the future of California, the Golden State.

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