The good news and the bad news

Wonder how many of you have ever heard of the California Dream Act, AB 131. It was passed on the Friday afternoon just before Labor Day weekend. That is the Sacramento way, to slip controversial bills by the public without being noticed.

Of course there was no mention in the newspapers. AB 131 passed along party lines, with the Democrats approving and the Republicans opposing. Your Assemblyman Anthony Portantino approved AB 131, which permits illegal alien children to attend the California state colleges and University of California campuses, pay in-state tuition and apply for state grants.

Forty million dollars in grants were allegedly put aside for the illegals. These illegal alien children take the place of your American son or daughter and then apply for grants paid for by your tax money.

When I contacted Portantino’s office regarding his support of AB 131 his office responded: “…he believes in greater access to higher education for all California residents. His sentiments are shared with former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell and former Governor of Arkansas and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.”

Anthony Portantino, these are not California residents, they are illegal aliens who broke our laws when they invaded our country. Colin Powell and Mike Huckabee? Who cares about their opinion? Furthermore, they do not live in California. By the way, Colin Powell was secretary of State, not Defense.

The good news is that Anthony Portantino will be termed out in 2012. There is also bad news: Anthony Portantino is making plans to run for the U.S. Congress.

Fritz Riel

La Cañada Flintridge

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