The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that, with the deadline to apply for financial aid through the California Dream Act only two weeks away, only a little more than half of last year’s total number of students have applied.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 13, 2018
Applications dipped last year as well, until state officials sounded the alarm. Ultimately, after weeks of advocacy and “cash for college” events to spread the word, 36,127 applications came in — slightly more than the year before.
This year, advocates enlisted the help of rapper DJ Khaled, who appears in a public service announcement, telling young people how to “secure the bag” so they can pay for college.
This has Sen. Kamala Harris, who calls the dip in applications “a direct product of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda,” upset.
For the second year in a row, fewer undocumented youth applied for financial aid in California because they are distrustful of our government. This is a direct product of Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. No one in America should ever have to live in fear of our government. https://t.co/SBHqXfBcmR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 13, 2018
Serious question: Has Harris ever been this upset about anything that affects American citizens?
That's so weird. It's almost like they know they aren't supposed to be here. Maybe you could direct some aid to your actual constituents, like homeless vets. https://t.co/cXzYeRYXFb
— Night Owl (@LisaPinPA) February 19, 2018
Why are undocumented youth applying for financial aid? ? https://t.co/brQp1wFMOx
— Dixie Deplorable (@AlTrumpTrain) February 15, 2018
Wait.. why are non citizens receiving financial aid? https://t.co/zii2YbP3aE
— Rev. Ducati? (@Reverend_Ducati) February 19, 2018
Because it’s California and they have more money than they know how to spend, apparently.
The irony of this tweet is ?? lolol https://t.co/m29txgnkJB
— Nate ??? (@BeansTown106) February 18, 2018
Translated into common sense: Fewer illegal aliens are stealing from the taxpayers. https://t.co/3F2PxmT8EU
— Francis Amar (@jwfamar) February 18, 2018
And that's a bad thing? Let's see, so you like that illegal immigrants crowd out citizens for vital aid? Not sure how you can square that. https://t.co/JUugXLvoW5
— Whit Davemore (@WhitDavemore) February 19, 2018
Great News! https://t.co/OSKWoQLnuq
— TexMex Trumpian (@daliafierro) February 18, 2018
Kamala thinks this is a bad thing. Seems to me it's called winning! Thank you Donald Trump! https://t.co/Q4XDD546xx
— Deplorable Rebecca (@RebeccaHefner) February 19, 2018
Its working! https://t.co/K9U40FqYVi
— Amy (@amy_arcade) February 19, 2018
It means it is working. American citizens deserve the tax dollars not illegal aliens. https://t.co/0MY17Pf8ej
— A H Ongun (@hunterongun) February 18, 2018
"undocumented" aka ILLEGALS shouldn't be getting financial aid or any other kind of money or services from government. NONE!!!
What illegals should expect from government is strict enforcement of immigration laws. That's all we owe them. https://t.co/d0gyOID7JF
— Shawn (@ShawnLivingLife) February 18, 2018
You know Democrats are appealing to a shrinking base when they think it's a real zinger to say "Trump makes fewer illegal immigrants get taxpayer-funded benefits." https://t.co/DUSaGjfmyL
— Stephen Herreid (@StephenHerreid) February 19, 2018