Still Dreaming
Legislation and Legal Decisions Affecting Undocumented AB 540 Students
Nancy Guarneros, Cyndi Bendezu, Lindsay Perez Huber, Veronica N. Velez, and Daniel G. Solorzano
Latino Policy and Issues Brief, Number 23
May 2009

AB 540 allows undocumented students to apply for in-state tuition at California's public colleges and universities. This policy brief reviews AB 540's background, the legal challenge that threatens the statute, and legislation that would give undocumented students a path to citizenship.