A bill said the state of California as the "Dream Act" that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public funds. These funds are needed for the college education that was approved on Wednesday by the state Senate.
The law still needs to be in check by the Assembly and signed by Governor Jerry Brown, he is a Democrat.
His supporters say that illegal immigrants who went to California in the legal field are still difficult to get a job after graduating college, but they say could eventually help spur the federal government to give them citizenship students.
"The Senate made history today by vote to pass ... the last part of the California Dream Act," said a Democrat from Los Angeles who is an Assembly member Gil Cedillo, and author of the bill.
Cedillo added the statement, if the bill is approved, it will have an impact "increase the earning potential of the students, which helps us all by contributing to our tax base."
Brown in July, wants to show the promise of the campaign by signing the bills of law related to the contents of which allows illegal immigrants to receive college scholarships, but funding comes from private, not public funds.
This new bill will become effective in 2013 and the prediction that the budget costs California approximately $ 40 million per year, but not all of these funds to pare immigrants because of some legal residents from other countries who are qualified can also use these funds.
Ira Mehlman said the bill would hurt California, he is the spokesperson for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
"The state is cutting budgets, cutting their acceptance, they cut the program, and here they use scarce resources to help illegal aliens, when so many other people feel the burden of budget cuts," said Mehlman.
California is one of many states that offer the opportunity for illegal immigrants to pay tuition and financed by the state, based on attendance and graduation from high school state. Only a few states that allows it to provide financial assistance for students.
A federal law that the dream will create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who attend college or who failed to become law in the U.S. Senate last year.