Because clearly there aren’t enough college graduates in California or around the nation having trouble finding employment. We really should shell out millions of taxpayer dollars to fund college scholarships for illegal aliens and to pay any legal bills that come up from the fact that they’re here illegally.
Remember Janet Napolitano? She was Obama’s former Secretary of Homeland Security – the department everyone knows is the best Washington DC has to offer? Well, now that her boondoggle there is all up and doing whatever they do, Ms. Napolitano is uniquely qualified to steer taxpayer dollars out of the hands of productive, legal citizens and into the pockets of illegals.
Only in California? Hardly. This is sweeping the nation, my friends. But will this work against Democrats in the long run? Methinks that’s possible… I’ll explain below:
University of California system president Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday that she will earmark $25.2 million to fund loan programs for undocumented students across the system’s 10 campuses over the next three years.
“We are committed to continuing a path forward for undocumented students at the University of California,” Napolitano said in a press release. “This funding will further strengthen the university’s undocumented student initiative, and help ensure that these students receive the support and resources they need to succeed.”
The $8.4 million annual allocation will fund three separate programs for illegal immigrant students in the UC system, including a “DREAM Loan Program” that will receive $5 million per year for three years.
“The program makes student loans available to undocumented students, who are not eligible for federal aid,” the press release notes, explaining that “students will repay their loans back into the DREAM Loan fund.”
Additionally, $2.5 million per year will go towards undergraduate and graduate fellowships for “undocumented” students, as well as other financial support such as funds for textbooks.