“will cover awards up to the tuition and fees charged by [state] public colleges”
Democrats in New York have tried to do this before but were stopped by Republicans. Now the Democrats are in charge in the state and it’s full speed ahead.
The College Fix reports:
New York State legislation permits college financial aid for illegal immigrants
New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo are on a roll these past few weeks. The Empire State passed a law allowing abortions to be performed right up until the moment of birth, and on Wednesday the legislature put through a bill making undocumented immigrants eligible for college financial assistance.
Overall cost of the so-called “Dream Act”? Twenty-seven million dollars.
The former-majority GOP State Senate had thwarted the legislation in past years, but the 2018 election shifted control of the chamber to the Democrats. According to The Buffalo News, the new Democratic leaders aren’t done yet: Illegals may soon be able to obtain state driver’s licenses and take advantage of “new wage and housing protections.”
Governor Cuomo has “embraced” the Dream Act, the News reports, but his office so far is mum on him signing the bill into law.
The bill requires those seeking aid to have attended state high schools for at least two years or graduated from a state high school, and students must have applied to a college within five years after graduation. NY State high school equivalency diploma holders also are eligible, and any aid “will cover awards up to the tuition and fees charged by [state] public colleges.”
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