Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to give an additional break to immigrant Dreamers simply by extending free public college tuition in order to students who were brought into the Usa illegally as kids.
Cuomo tucked the provision in his $168 billion spending budget plan that would amend state schooling law to make the undocumented students entitled to the Excelsior Scholarship program, which usually covers tuition costs for college students from families with incomes as high as $125, 000.
On Tuesday, he stated the state would continue providing Medical planning to Dreamers regardless of any government changes to the Deferred Action to get Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Yet Republicans in the state Senate mentioned they won’ t go along with Cuomo’ s latest idea.