Update: Newsom's spokesman responds. Read below.
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has come out today supporting a group he threw the book at during his time as San Francisco mayor: illegal immigrant youth.
Newsom has sent a letter to Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) in support of the California Dream Act, which is pending legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for Cal Grants and university financial aid for California residents.
“For undocumented students who cannot legally work and who are denied the right to apply for institutional or governmental financial aid, access to a post-secondary education becomes nearly impossible,” Newsom writes in a statement.
Newsom, why the change of tune?