When he’s not sucking up to First Lady Michelle Obama by paving over potholes in advance of her arrival, he apparently is busy sucking up to illegal immigrants – just like his muse, President Obama.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is pushing a plan that would allow illegal immigrants in his state to be awarded the tuition rate at colleges typically granted to actual state residents – and it’s based on the President’s own pro-amnesty angle.
Via the New York Times:
Thousands of illegal immigrants living in Massachusetts can qualify for state resident tuition rates at state colleges, under a policy laid out on Monday by Gov. Deval Patrick — another shift in the fast-changing mosaic of states’ policies toward that population.
The shift builds on the Obama administration policy, adopted in June, that the federal government will not seek to deport most young immigrants who, as children, were either brought to the United States illegally or kept here illegally. The Massachusetts policy applies to that same group.
Notice how the Times article leaves the word ‘illegal’ out of their headline, despite its relevance to the article information.
The savings being afforded the illegal immigrants is substantial, with in-state residents at one Massachusetts college being charged $13,230, while out of state residents pay nearly double.
Essentially, people having entered the country (let alone the state) illegally can now attain tuition rates that actual American citizens from outside of Massachusetts would not be privy to.
We’re starting to get a warm fuzzy feeling here again in New York State. A sense of pride is being restored. It was just over a month ago that New York made it illegal once again to view child pornography. (Yes, it had actually been legal, so long as the porn was not downloaded or printed).
And now state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has put a halt to unemployment checks being delivered to working people, illegal immigrants and the dead.
Good news, of course. The bad news however, is that over $1 million in unqualified unemployment compensation has already been paid out.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he has stopped $1.4 million in unemployment checks written out to working people, illegal immigrants and the dead.
But DiNapoli says nearly $1 million in checks to people who didn’t qualify for unemployment checks has already been paid by the state.
The comptroller says among them are 91 recently hired state workers who owe the state $105,000 for overpayment of unemployment benefits.
After finding the errors, DiNapoli says he advised the state Labor Department to tighten its controls to make sure the critical aid gets only to New Yorkers who qualify.
DiNapoli says the Labor Department didn’t even seek to recover $383,000 in overpayments because a year had lapsed.
The Labor Department says it will tighten its controls.
DiNapoli also stated, “In these challenging fiscal times, state agencies must watch their spending closely. Clearly that isn’t happening when payments are sent to deceased people.”
The report can be read here…
Almost makes you fall in love with New York all over again.