Monday, August 20, 2012

Silver proposes college aid to illegal immigrants

So, when did New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver start sniffing glue? When I first read about his plan to give illegal immigrants government financial aid for college tuition, I thought it had to be a misprint. In fact, I had to read it twice to make sure it wasn't...

ALBANY - Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants would become eligible to receive government financial aid to attend college in New York under a bill that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced Friday.

"My parents came here as immigrants, and I was able to have opportunities precisely because this country welcomed my family and allowed us to work hard and succeed," Silver, D-Manhattan, said Friday.

There is a huge difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration. At the same time Silver is proposing giving illegal immigrants financial aid, TAP funding for graduate students, born in this country, is being eliminated. I notice Silver didn't have much to say about that.

Taxpayers will see right through this nonsense. Clearly, Silver and the Assembly Democrats will benefit politically from the influx of illegal residents moving here. And of course, they'll be Silver supporters. Wouldn't you support a guy who just gave you thousands of dollars of other peoples' money? Unbelievable.

I have nothing against legal immigrants. We are all descendants of legal immigrants. And I'm not saying immigrants are bad people. Chicago has many Mexican immigrants and they are some of the nicest people you could hope to meet. But seriously. This bill is only going to give more illegal immigrants an incentive to come to New York.

Will Mickey "King of all Studies" Kearns and Dim Kennedy support Silver's crazy bill? Mickey campaigned as the maverick who would stand up to Albany. Well, since he had lunch with Silver a few months ago at a fancy Albany restaurant, Mickey hasn't been doing as much "standing up".  We know "11,000 Doors" Fahey would have gone along with it. We expect Kennedy to do whatever Brian Higgins tells him to do. But Kearns? Will he be holding a press conference tomorrow announcing his opposition to this plan? Highly doubtful. We will be keeping an eye on this, the 45% toll hike proposed for truckers, and the raise the state lawmakers are trying to give themselves. Voting Yes to any of these three things is another reason for New Yorkers to flee the state.

*(Just so you don't think I'm making this up, please read the following article)...
Silver urges college aid for illegal immigrants


  1. The issue isn't so much about giving illegal immigrants benefits.

    The real issue, that you touch upon, is the immigration process we have here. You stated that there's a big difference between Silver's parents who immigrated here, and the illegal immigrants.

    The amazing thing? Actually, there's not much of a difference. They both probably got here the same way. Show up, and put down roots. Used to be, immigrants showed up, they got a stamp, $50, and a crash course in English, and then a boot into the wild American culture.

    Today, it takes 15 years, about $30K, and a team of lawyers to legally immigrate here.

    This is the problem. Our convoluted immigration process, made so convoluted by people who have fallen for the "Fear of The Others" promulgated by various politicos.

  2. NEW YORK ASS -embly speaker Sheldon Silver is nothing but a Manhattan sneak who will turn NEW YORK into an illegal immigrant welfare state. This bum will make your family suffer trying to help your kids get an education, but Sheldon Silver's friends and family benefit with great high paying jobs, on you the NEW YORK TAX payer.