Cuomo and G.O.P. Quiet So Far on Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants
Published: March 7, 2012
ALBANY — Withstill a contentious issue around the country, Gov. 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, 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.”