This isn’t a tough one folks. Get out there and help defeat Meg Mata-Sueños. And to Jerry Brown’s credit, his framing of immigration as a civil rights issue is awesome. Thanks man.
Please see the following statement from California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman in response to Jerry Brown’s remarks last night at UCLA where he highlighted his priority to increase the number of undocumented immigrants enrolled at state universities, and his belief that undocumented immigrants should receive financial aid from the state:
“Jerry Brown and I couldn’t disagree more on this issue. The state of California is in economic meltdown, and one of Jerry Brown’s top priorities is to give financial aid and in-state tuition breaks to undocumented immigrants. He not only supports legislation that would enable that type of state spending, he said it would be ‘one of the first bills’ he’d sign. It’s either reckless mismanagement of taxpayer dollars or political pandering for votes. The truth is the state can’t afford either right now.
Jerry Brown’s position is wrong, because it is unfair to California taxpayers and to the students and families that are here legally. As I’ve said consistently throughout this campaign, I believe that in this time of fiscal crisis and strain on our public colleges and universities, our priority must be to help kids who are legal residents go to state supported colleges. Jerry Brown just doesn’t get it. If you play by the rules, you and your kids should be at the front of the line to benefit from the state’s world-class university system.” — Meg Whitman, Republican nominee for Governor
Click Here To View A Video Report Of Jerry Brown’s Statements Last Night at UCLA: http://bit.ly/d1znDx
Brown: “We have enough wealth to continue to have a great university and get every kid into this school that can qualify. Now when I say every young man and young woman, I mean everyone – whether they are documented or not. If they went to school, they ought to be here. And that will be one of the first bills I sign… Of course I’m not going to sign any bills until we get the budget solved and that may take me a couple of months.” (Jerry Brown, UCLA Rally, 10/15/10)
Brown Has Also Voiced Support For The California Dream Act Which Gives Financial Aid To Undocumented Immigrants
Brown: “Yes, to the federal Dream Act which I can’t do anything about, except advocate and yes, to the state Dream Act which I can do something about because our current governor just vetoed a proposal and I would have signed that bill.” (Jerry Brown, Univision Debate, 10/2/10)