Skip to comments.City Invests $18 Mil to Help Illegal Aliens Get Jobs (NY City)
Posted on 07/25/2013 9:58:52 AM PDT by jazusamo
New York City is making headlinesand angering manyfor becoming the nations first municipality to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to help illegal immigrants get jobs and learn English. How generous of the Big Apple!
Under the plan the city will become the first in the U.S. to invest $18 million in a special program aimed at helping illegal aliens find work and get drivers licenses. City officials have named it the immigration relief program and it will include adult education classes and legal services, among other benefits. It is expected to help tens of thousands of illegal immigrants living in the area.
The move has made New York lawmakers heroes among the powerful open borders movement, which applauds the effort as an investment that will allow thousands of immigrants to legally live and work in the country. Everyone will benefit because this will enable the undocumented to legally work, live and reinvest in the city, according to the New York Immigration Coalition, a group that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.
Creating a multi-million-dollar program to help illegal immigrants was the idea of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is running for mayor this year. At her request the city will provide $13.7 million to community-based organizations for outreach and $4.3 million to a public university to expand educational opportunities for illegal aliens. Its exciting to be the first city in America to make this investment in our young immigrants who, in turn, have so much to offer our city, Quinn said, reminding that New York City was built by immigrants.
Quinn also thanked President Obama for sparing illegal immigrants around the U.S. from deportation and stressed the importance of local governments doing their part to help out and not let the opportunity of these federal actions fall short. In this case a big chunk of the public funds will go to expanding educational opportunity, especially for adults in need of basic literacy and English proficiency.
U.S. taxpayers already spend tens of millions of dollars annually to educate illegal immigrants in public elementary and high schools around the nation and the tab is especially high in Mexican border states where many students come to the system with virtually no literacy skills, even in their native language. Some statesincluding California, Illinois, New York, Utah and Texasstick it to American taxpayers even harder by also offering illegal immigrants discounted tuition at public colleges and universities.
The investment is well worth it, according to one New York City Councilman, who assures that expanding educational opportunity is not only good for the economy but it is also going to help keep our immigrant families together. The same councilman proceeded to congratulate himself and his colleagues asserting that the New York City Council once again leads the way on responding to the vital needs of our immigrant rich communities.
New York?...Of course!
Pay for criminals to get American jobs. Why should any of us abide by the law anymore? Our government doesn’t.
Govt (aka, ‘Rats) is ramping up to support the up and coming new voter base. The old voter base should take notice...
New Yorkers should be rioting in the streets. This is treason. The Marxists are undermining the fabric of American society with foreign invaders simply for their vote.
Great! TX will be sure to point them east. We are covered up with Mexican criminals down here, so we will be happy to get them out of our state.
Some pigs are more equal than others
So WHY does NYC need to spend millions to find work for them?
I’m so old ... I can remember when laws—even immigration laws—were based upon what was the best public policy.
In other words, what was best for you and me and America, not what was best for criminal scofflaws. Gang of 8: Traitors.
GTH Rubio mclame Linda schumer and all the demoblicans
If I lived there I’d tell the government that I want my money back.
If a totalitarian regime start shooting citizens in NY, will they make those same citizens pay for the bullets used to shoot them as well?
If the Founders were still around, my guess is there would be a whole lot of “Trees of Liberty” in NY getting watered soon after this traitorous announcement!
BUMP! Every one of The Gang are traitors.
The Founders have to be turning in their graves.
Screw the CITIZENS who are unemployed...
This is the direct result of one party rule. There is nothing to stop them from doing whatever it is they want to do.
The Democrats are buying votes with tax payer money. They believe (and polls confirm) illegal aliens will vote for Democrats legally (after amnesty) or illegally.
Republicans have been neutered and so the last line of defense against all this is the media. Unfortunately for New York (and us) the media has already tossed the pretext of being fair and balance, they are in full voice as cheerleaders for the left.
To them, the end justifies the means. If bribing illegals means more votes for Democrats then that is what they will support.