The state Senate in New York failed to pass the Dream Act, and illegal immigrants are mad. They rallied in Albany over the weekend, and one of the speakers complained that he will have to work to pay for his college education. Poor baby.
Mateo Tabares and two dozen other students chanted “Education not deportation” and similar slogans Saturday morning as they rallied in support of the DREAM Act, a measure that would allow access to state financial aid forNew York college students who are undocumented.
The bill likely would mean the difference between Tabares, an 18-year-old from Queens, being able to go to college full time or having to work 40 hours a week to pay tuition for only part-time classes, thus delaying his education, he said. Tabares was among a group of young people who traveled upstate to advocate for the DREAM Act during this weekend’s Somos El Futuro conference, a gathering of Latino lawmakers. The DREAM Act would benefit an estimated 8,000 students, proponents say. (Read More)
H/T to Rusty Weiss at Mental Recession who points out that New York is a nice place for lawbreakers to live these days.
Lawbreakers are really starting to rack up the benefits in New York these days. Aside from the push for tuition to illegal immigrants, Governor Cuomo is also looking for free college education for criminals, taxpayer funded Medicaid for ex-cons, and prisoners are being urged to sign up for free healthcare through Obamacare.
You know what really sucks in New York? Being a law abiding taxpayer. We pay more in taxes than any other state, while the SAFE Act is turning good people into criminals.
Update: Expose the Media linked – thanks!