Unbelievable. Democrats in New York are showing their true colors by killing a bill meant to help children of Gold Star families, but approving aid for illegal immigrants.
Republicans in New York are fuming after Democrats voted against providing tuition assistance for Gold Star families while opting to give millions to illegal immigrant families.
“Democrats just rejected tuition assistance for Gold Star families but approved it for illegal immigrants. Would these Democrats dare to look into the eyes of the children of fallen servicemen and women and say they matter less than those here illegally?” the New York GOP said blasting Dems on Twitter.
Syracuse.com reported that “The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee voted 15 to 11 to hold the bipartisan bill, effectively ending its chances of making it to a floor vote this session.”
The insult comes just a week after the same legislature approved a budget that allocated $27 million for the purpose of providing free tuition to illegal aliens.
“It’s disgraceful,” Republican Assemblyman Gary Finch said, “Soldiers who lay down their lives and make the ultimate sacrifice represent the best of us. The children they love so dearly deserve access to the opportunity and promise that is the hallmark of this country. I can’t imagine what’s in your heart when you vote ‘no’ on a bill like this.”
Finch wasn’t the only one upset as Republican Assemblyman Will Barclay chiming in as well.
“We get so caught up in majority and minority issues here, we can’t see the forest through the trees,” Barclay said. “I don’t know how they don’t justify this.”