By Pie Guevara
I was going to leave this for part of a Friday Free-For-All but Joe brought it up in a comment and so I decided to address it now.
Last Tuesday New York state Democrats granted $27 million dollars for illegal alien college tuition and rejected to allocate more money to a $2.7 million program that helps students related to or dependent on disabled and deceased combat veterans to pay college tuition.
Now, to be fair, some Democrats did not oppose the bill to add a few hundred thousand to the Gold Star families tuition program, but even if the bill had passed, what message is sent? Well, duh. Democrats care more about illegal aliens than they do their own citizens. Even the families of citizens who have sacrificed life and limb for this country.
“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,” observed Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt, who sponsored the proposed additional funding for the Gold Star tuition program.
Federal law (US Code 1623) states that anyone who is not legally a citizen cannot be entitled to any benefit that is denied to a citizen of the United States. Citing this law recently the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that colleges in Georgia are not required to admit illegal immigrant students.
But hey, since when did any federal statute keep Democrats from violating federal law? Democrats will do whatever they please and federal statutes (or The Constitution for that matter) be damned.
As long as corrupt Democrat machines that control states like New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California put illegal aliens before their own countrymen, this country is going to be screwed, royally. Suck it up, kids.
OK, now I am going to go back to watching Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra’s often hilarious film “It Happened One Night.” Here is a clip —
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