By JENNIFER MEDINA, July 25, 2011 NY TIMES
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to receive privately financed scholarships for state universities. The bill is part of package known as the California Dream Act, which would entitle those students to the same kind of state aid that American citizens and legal residents can receive. That bill has passed the state Assembly, but has not come to the floor for a vote in the Senate. The Democratic-controlled Legislature has passed similar bills in the past, but they were vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican. Mr. Brown is a Democrat.