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Albany New York: STATE BILL WOULD GIVE ILLEGALS TUITION AID

Nyretiree 2012/08/19 02:51:01
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Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants would become eligible to receive government financial aid to attend college in New York under a bill that state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced Friday. His bill follows the Obama administration "Dream Act" initiative this week. It defers deportation for young illegal immigrants and makes it easier for them to get better jobs and pay for college.

If it becomes law, Silver's measure could influence the presidential debate. The state is home to more than 4 million legal immigrants and growing fast, and it has some of the nation's highest concentrations of public and private colleges. Because illegal immigrants are undocumented, it's hard to estimate their number.

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  • Resp 2012/08/19 13:18:15
    I'm against it
    Resp
    +6
    If illegal immigrants want an education let them take out a loan and pay for it. Or let them attend college in their home country.

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  • elvira 2012/08/21 02:57:00
    I'm against it
    elvira
    That's just plain crazy!! They are not Americans. If they want an American education; then, become a citizen!!!
  • Nyretiree elvira 2012/08/21 07:32:05
    Nyretiree
    You got that right and if I had the money, I would get out of here and move to South Carolina.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/08/20 03:19:12
    I'm against it
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    New York is breaking the law. Next they'll say it's okay to loot. Then to rape. Then to murder. Maobama's Dream Act is in reality an American Nightmare. Put a stop to them in November. Romney/Ryan 2012.
  • Haruko.Haruhara 2012/08/20 01:28:43 (edited)
  • Fredrick House 2012/08/20 01:10:48
    I'm against it
    Fredrick House
    More Obama buy their votes giveaways! And he will give them the vote also.
  • Jackie 2012/08/19 21:20:09
    I'm against it
    Jackie
    +1
    Illegal Aliens should be shipped out, or locked up. Not treated better than Americans in America.
  • Tony Cicarella 2012/08/19 19:39:01
    I'm against it
    Tony Cicarella
    Why dont they just hang a sign that sells citizenship for a vote? They could cut out all the middle men that way. The Democrat party is so far gone its beyond words.
  • endthefed.soundmoney 2012/08/19 18:19:53
    What's and Illegal?
    endthefed.soundmoney
    from other worlds?
  • pops 2012/08/19 18:19:09
    I'm against it
    pops
    +1
    It's total BS.
  • waterlady 2012/08/19 16:55:01
    I'm against it
    waterlady
    +3
    We need money for college for Americans. Illegal doesn't belong here and they would have to pay triple for being a student from another country. How can they come here illegally and demand Americans pay for their education through our tax dollars in student aid? Send them home with a one way ticket.
  • OK waterlady 2013/01/25 03:05:00
    OK
    Sign Fair's petition against Dream Act Amnesty

    http://www.fairus.org/Default...

    and against Amnesty petition

    http://www.fairus.org/action/...

    https://numbersusa.com/petition
  • bye 2012/08/19 16:13:30
    I'm against it
    bye
    +2
    Oh please buy more votes give away more money! New York is taxed to the Max so...hey aren't they running in the red?? Broke like so yeah lets give away more money.
  • gocar 2012/08/19 15:49:12
    I'm for it
    gocar
    +1
    Tuition aid means student loans and the wording here is very bias. Those young people have been given a 2 year deferment from fear of deportation. Imagine being told in your early teens that you were adopted and that you are going to have to return to your biological parents who cannot speak English. That is how it must feel to kids who are deported because their parents brought them to the US. If they are on the straight and narrow path to a college education and they are upstanding citizens why would we not want to keep them here in the US? We need all the doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, and educated citizens we can get. Why import them from other countries when we have a whole group here that are in their hearts American already.
  • Haruko.... gocar 2012/08/20 01:31:15
    Haruko.Haruhara
    +1
    Have you lost your entire mind?
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/08/19 15:33:23
    I'm against it
    Elaine Magliacane
    +2
    Time to STOP the out of control SPENDING... we are BROKE
  • OK Elaine ... 2013/01/25 03:05:10
    OK
    Sign Fair's petition against Dream Act Amnesty

    http://www.fairus.org/Default...

    and against Amnesty petition

    http://www.fairus.org/action/...

    https://numbersusa.com/petition
  • Gordon 2012/08/19 14:55:09
    I'm against it
    Gordon
    +3
    Sheldon Silver must think that money grows on trees. I don't live in New York state, but we also have quite a few lunatics in Florida's government too.
  • I'm against it
    One of Y'shua's,דָּנִיֵּאל
    +4
    NO WAY HOSE' ..I know, Jose'..just more of OUR TAX DOLLARS going to PERSONS BREAKING THE LAW and they aren't even CITIZENS or HAVE GONE THROUGH THE LEGAL CHANNELS as OTHERS HAVE DONE...a great way to reward EVIL and CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR and GET THEIR ILLEGAL VOTE as well...and TRULY DISENFRANCHISING and DISCOUNTING THE IMMIGRANTS that have stayed within our LAWS....
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/08/19 14:26:35
    What's and Illegal?
    Ron in Oregon
    Please check your post out.
    You state the number of legals is 4 million and growing. LOL.
  • Nyretiree Ron in ... 2012/08/19 18:46:11
  • Chibi Guru Z 2012/08/19 14:25:28
    I'm against it
    Chibi Guru Z
    +3
    There are no legal citizens left who need finacial aid. Haven't you heard?
  • Racefish 2012/08/19 13:50:43
    I'm against it
    Racefish
    +3
    As if New York wasn't in enough fiscal trouble.
  • Resp 2012/08/19 13:18:15
    I'm against it
    Resp
    +6
    If illegal immigrants want an education let them take out a loan and pay for it. Or let them attend college in their home country.
  • Callaway 2012/08/19 12:52:36
    I'm against it
    Callaway
    +3
    All these idiots on a state level in Ca, Ill, NY seem perfectly willing for follow their head idiot in charge over the cliff of disaster at the expense of their own states financial future and that of their constituency. Lots of balls when it isn't their own money.
  • Bob S Callaway 2012/08/19 14:26:13
    Bob S
    Gee I guess I make this one political....All of the mentioned states have Democras as Govenors. What is it I'm trying to say? You figure it out.
  • Callaway Bob S 2012/08/19 20:54:43
    Callaway
    Thanks but I had it figured out years ago.
  • All American 2012/08/19 12:44:12
    I'm against it
    All American
    +4
    Just another liberal doing what liberals love to do: give away YOUR money..... for votes.
  • Donna 2012/08/19 12:41:16
    I'm against it
    Donna
    +3
    They've just passed this bill in my state... sure let's bring some illegals in to support. When will they make the decision to support people who are here legally ? This would be a great thing for our own American students who now cant afford to go to school because their parents cant afford it. The Dream Act starts at home. I just dont get it.
  • OK Donna 2013/01/25 03:05:49
    OK
    +1
    Sign Fair's petition against Dream Act Amnesty

    http://www.fairus.org/Default...

    and against Amnesty petition

    http://www.fairus.org/action/...

    https://numbersusa.com/petition
  • JET 2012/08/19 11:19:31
    I'm against it
    JET
    +3
    All hand wrenching and tears aside, illegal means law breaker. I suppose that's too simple of a concect for some morons.
  • sky blue pink - American 2012/08/19 11:03:17
    I'm against it
    sky blue pink - American
    +4
    Take care of our young people first and foremost before taking care of people who are here illegally.
    Have a nice day !
  • OK sky blu... 2013/01/25 03:06:01
    OK
    +1
    Sign Fair's petition against Dream Act Amnesty

    http://www.fairus.org/Default...

    and against Amnesty petition

    http://www.fairus.org/action/...

    https://numbersusa.com/petition
  • sky blu... OK 2013/01/25 11:17:54
    sky blue pink - American
    Will do. Thank you
  • Alexander T Steward 2012/08/19 06:58:49
  • KingdomNow 2012/08/19 06:45:23
    I'm against it
    KingdomNow
    +3
    It is criminal to reward criminals for breaking the law.
  • Walter Harris 2012/08/19 06:39:44
    I'm against it
    Walter Harris
    +3
    how come someone from another country can come hear, go to school, start a business, pay no taxes, and all at our expence. Further more get a loan at 1% interest, pay it back 5 yrs latter. And still pay no taxes. Legal alien or illegal it is wrong. The gov. won't do that for us.
  • Elaine ... Walter ... 2012/08/19 15:37:49
    Elaine Magliacane
    +2
    Don't forget they get FOOD STAMPS, section 8 HOUSING subsidies... aid to DEPENDENT children for all those anchor babies, FREE cell phones...free breakfast, lunch and dinner, FREE education... btw... it is FREE to them... you and I are PAYING for it BIG time, as will our children and grand children they are SPENDING money we do not have on people who SHOULD NOT BE HERE.
  • CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY 2012/08/19 06:31:00
    I'm against it
    CUDDLY BUT STILL CRABBY
    +1
    But I don't live in the sh*thole state of NY that re-elects some of the worst scum and vermin to represent they're interests on a national scale: Schumer, Nadler, Weiner, etc and then wonder why they are closer and closer to resembling Zimbabwe on a much smaller scale.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/08/19 06:29:46
    I'm against it
    TheTruth1313
    +5
    Hey, how about ear marking that money to help actual citizens?!?
    Yet more treasonous socialist BS!!!
  • ☆FritzW☆ 2012/08/19 05:58:53
    I'm against it
    ☆FritzW☆
    +5
    Let's never forget this country has it's roots in immigrants. With the exception of the Native Americans.. everyone comes from another location in the world. With that said, it's accepted that this country is the United States of America and for over 225 years has controlled immigration. It's necessary due to population issues, national security issues, etc. that all who enter the boundaries of this country follow the necessary paths to gain citizenship... period. No exceptions.

    So.. anyone who is an illegal (what does that word mean?) immigrant is not a citizen and should not be given any consideration or assistance other than the services of the officials and means back to wherever they come from. If they truly wish to be in this country, then follow the damn law and do what needs to be done just as my forefathers and the majority of our forefathers did before us. How dare anyone disgrace the actions of those who came before us by giving away what isn't theirs to give or take. I understand that there are some valid reasons for people to flee their country and I have sympathy for them as well.. but they just can't do what they want and spit on this country's very fabric. And to have OUR government (remember the We.. BY... FOR the People?) ignore it spit's in our collective face! Remember this in November and SPIT back!

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