Silver proposes education aid to illegals

Aug 18, 2012

Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has proposed extending aid for higher education in New York State to illegal immigrants.

The bill, presented on Friday, would make government financial aid and low-interest loans available to illegal immigrants in an effort to provide them better opportunities to gain employment. The initiative comes on the heals of President Obama's Dream Act.

There has been no reaction from state Republicans nor the Governor.