You have to wonder where the Democrats loyalties lie, when they routinely support and encourage people who break our laws, and vote against the American patriots who put on a uniform and defend our freedom.

From NY Post:

Democrats set aside $27 million in tuition assistance for the children of undocumented immigrants in the new state budget — but wouldn’t add hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand a similar program for kids of deceased and disabled veterans.

A bill that has twice passed the state Senate — but never made it through the Assembly — 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.

Such a program already exists and serves 145 students at a cost of $2.7 million — but only for relatives and dependents of vets who served in combat zones.

The Assembly Higher Education Committee voted 15-11 against allocating more funds to the program as part of the state budget.

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan), who chairs the committee, said budget constraints weighed against the program expansion, which she estimated would have cost several hundred thousand dollars.

“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,” she said.

My Take On The Issue

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Once again, Democrats have chosen to pander to their base, rather than to support our veterans. This time, they’ve chosen to give $27M in tuition assistance to children of illegal immigrants, and blocked tuition assistance for children of our fallen warriors. This is an outrage. I believe we should prioritize the needs of our citizens, and especially our veterans, over those who came here illegally.

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