Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

 

    ALBANY — With immigration still a contentious issue around the country, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Republican lawmakers have maintained a noticeable distance from New York State proposals that would make financial aid available to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities.

    Advocates for the so-called Dream Act have the backing of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who said at a recent budget hearing that maintaining a system in which illegal immigrants cannot gain access to scholarship aid “is just asking us to continually have a group of people who can’t share in the American dream.”

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    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 09:00