“Eight Republicans voted in favor of this Democrat-led legislation”
In other words, American tax dollars are paying for the college education of non-citizens while some citizens go without. What country does this, other than us?
Campus Reform reports:
New Mexico is paying college tuition for illegal immigrants with COVID relief funds
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act into law, which provides scholarships covering tuition and fees at the state’s public higher education institutions.
The law extends to illegal immigrants, The New York Times reports, in addition to prison inmates and students from “tribal nations” that extend beyond state borders.
“A fully funded Opportunity Scholarship opens the door for every New Mexican to reach higher, strengthening our economy, our families and our communities,” Lujan Grisham said in a press release.
The New York Times reports that the program will cost $75 million for the 2023 fiscal year, with “$63 million com[ing] from pandemic relief funds.”
Alternative funding will be needed after 2023, according to the newspaper.
Campus Reform covered the bill’s advancement through the legislature in February. Originally, the plan was expected to rake $85.5 million from the fund to cover partial tuition for undergraduate students.
Per the administration’s calculations, the scholarship is expected to support up to 35,000 students starting in the fall semester.
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