Immigration

REPORT: NY Dems ‘Block Bill’ Expanding College Aid to ‘Gold Star' Families, Approve $27M for Illegal Immigrant Students

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.12.19

Democrats in the New York State Assembly voted to “shelve” a new bill that would expand college tuition aid to the children of deceased or injured veterans this week; enraging residents after approving $27 million to help illegal immigrant students just one week prior.

“New York Assembly Democrats on Tuesday blocked a bill that proposed expanding college tuition aid for children of deceased and disabled military veterans after– having a week earlier– approved a state budget that set aside $27 million in college tuition aid for illegal immigrants,” reports Fox News.

“The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee voted 15 to 11 on Tuesday to shelve the bill, effectively quashing its chances of going to the floor,” adds the author.

“Assemblywoman Glick should be ashamed of herself,” said State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-Niagara. “We set aside $27 million dollars for college for people that are here illegally… Apparently, $2.7 million is all that the families of soldiers who are killed, get. If you’re a child of a fallen soldier, you do not rank as high and you know that by the money.”

Read the full report at Fox News.