When it comes to the advocacy of illegal aliens the Democrats are practically tripping over one another in some sort of weird contest to see who can be the biggest panderer to the Dreamers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made his case this week when he proposed that taxpayers should foot the bill for free college tuition for illegals. Sneaky Andy was able to insert the provision into his budget plan that will allow the Dreamers to take advantage of the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 25, 2018
Via the New York Post “Cuomo wants to let Dreamers go to college for free”:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give another break to immigrant Dreamers by extending free public college tuition to students who were brought into the United States illegally as kids.
Cuomo tucked a provision in his $168 billion budget plan that would amend state education law to make the undocumented students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship program, which covers tuition costs for students from families with incomes of up to $125,000.
According to the budget briefing book “Stand United to Fight for New York”:
Pass the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act will open the doors of higher education to thousands of undocumented students, an investment in New York’s future.
It’s on page 78 at the bottom of the left margin and NOT in the section for education. Cuomo is pulling a fast one here.
The Excelsior Scholarship program is new and was created by Cuomo, according to a CNN Money article it is described as:
New York’s Excelsior Scholarship is the first of its kind. It covers the cost of tuition for qualifying students who are enrolled in a two- or four-year degree program at any of the state’s 88 public colleges and university campuses.
Plans for the scholarship were announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January. At first, students planning to attend college this fall didn’t know whether it would become reality in time. It was officially approved by the legislature in April.
This must be pretty galling to those taxpayers who were never allowed the same opportunity for either themselves or their own children but when it comes to Democrats, natural-born citizens are of the second-class variety.