Gov. Brown has until Oct. 9 to sign AB131 -- the bill providing qualified immigrant students with access to state financial aid for higher education. AKA California's DREAM Act Assembly Bill 131 was adopted by the state legislature this past summer and is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature by Oct. 9. Brown's action on AB131 is expected to occur during the nationwide DREAM Act Sabbath 2011 sponsored through Oct. 9 by Interfaith Immigration, a coalition endorsed by the Episcopal Church and its Public Policy Network.
In the Diocese of Los Angeles, the bishops and Program Group and Peace and Justice Ministries have affirmed the sabbath effort by encouraging ongoing education - beginning this weekend -- around all aspects of fair and just immigration reform. Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool addresses the topic in this week's "Just Action" video segment: