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Democrats in the New York Assembly blocked a college tuition bill that would expand aid to children in Gold Star families.

The move took place Tuesday, just a week after the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee approved $27 million allocated from New York State’s tax budget to assist illegal immigrants in receiving higher education.

The committee voted 15 to 11 Tuesday to shelve the bill, according to Syracuse’s Post-Standard.

Committee Chair Deborah Glick (D) said that that expanding aid to Gold Star families was not in the state budget.

According to the New York Post, the bill, had it passed, “would have added funding to a program that provides free tuition, room and board at any SUNY or CUNY college to children, spouses and financial dependents of ‘fallen soldiers’ who died, became severely disabled or were classified as missing in action while serving in the military after 1990.”

“We will make every effort to ensure going forward, we have some additional resources allocated to the program so that as an entitlement, it is not falling short of the needs of our military families,” Glick said.

The outlet reported that the existing program serves 145 students and costs just $2.7 million.

A week earlier, Speaker Carl Heastie (D) — along with Glick — revealed that $27 million from the state budget would be funneled into the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act, according to Newsweek.

Assembly member Carmen De La Rosa (D) said that the bill would help New York Dreamers achieve the “American Dream.”

“With this budget, DREAMers in New York will finally be able to step out of the shadows and use higher education to live their American Dream,” De La Rosa said in a release. “By including the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act in the budget, we are sending a clear message to our immigrant population that we value their contributions to our state, and we are committed to helping them succeed.”

Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt said that Glick should be “ashamed” over the decision to block the bill benefitting Gold Star families.

“Assemblywoman Glick should be ashamed of herself,” Ortt said. “We set aside $27 million dollars for college for people that are here illegally.”

He added, “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.”

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. James R Kimmons

    April 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Democratic Ratio: It takes 10 dead veterans to equal one live illegal alien. ($2.7 to $27)

    • Big Montana

      April 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Seems like a class action lawsuit is in order.

  2. Randie Walton

    April 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    The DemonRats are Liars and Cheats. How could any Sane Individual Vote for Any Democrat?

  3. Patriot 1951

    April 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Unfortunately New York state is run by the liberals in New York City. All those votes concentrated in the city leaves voters in the rest of the state scratching their heads as to how their state legislature can act so brazenly stupid. And there is no hope for any sanity coming from the state legislature as long as NYC votes liberal. Now, like the Nazi Death Camp exterminations, they’re even murdering their own children!

    • Dave

      April 14, 2019 at 6:20 am

      Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. The two worst states for Legal American citizens are New York and California. I’m sorry but if you’re a Patriot living in one of those two states you need to group up and take action or move the hell out to a more Veteran friendly state that denounces or will not support any taxpayer dollars for Illegals!

    • Dave

      April 14, 2019 at 6:21 am

      Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. The two worst states for Legal American citizens are New York and California. I’m sorry but if you’re a Patriot living in one of those two states you need to group up and take action or move the hell out to a more Veteran friendly state that denounces or will not support any taxpayer dollars for Illegals!

  4. Nicole

    April 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Appalling, such a disgrace!

  5. Raymond A Martucci

    April 12, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Cuomo and the rest of you democracts need to hang for what you have been doing and hope the devil comes for you all soon. Democracts your pay should be blocked from being used.

  6. Rick

    April 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    democrats are evil…

  7. Michael

    April 13, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Fucking traitorous pieces of shit! Well, there’s the Democratic party for you New York. Keep voting them into power, you can see how much they actually care about you and your children. The sad part is that even shit as horrible as this won’t sway some of the fucking morons who continuously vote for these assholes. May God help us and our President.

  8. Moracle

    April 13, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Keep it up Dems ! You are guaranteeing a Trump win in 2020, and a return of the House to the GOP in November…

  9. H

    April 13, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Absolutely sinful. First in line should be the children of the fallen and disabled. How these demon rats can sleep at night and live with themselves is beyond me. Unfortunately, New York is going down the toilet.

  10. Joseph Kempski

    April 13, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Kill all ny Democrats

  11. Dave

    April 14, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Disgusting, absolutely disgusting. The two worst states for Legal American citizens are New York and California. I’m sorry but if you’re a Patriot living in one of those two states you need to group up and take action or move the hell out to a more Veteran friendly state that denounces or will not support any taxpayer dollars for Illegals!

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