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