NYC to Help Illegal Aliens Meet Requirements for DACA

Yellow Cabs by Flatiron in NYCNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced on Friday that the New York City is planning to launch a new taxpayer-funded program to help illegal aliens meet certain requirements to receive deferred action under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, created by President Obama in 2012, provides illegal aliens with temporary protection against deportation, in addition to temporary work permits to allow them to compete with citizen and legal immigrants in the job market. The city-sponsored program, called ActionNYC DACA Education Initiative, will utilize nine community education providers, including the City University of New York, to offer classes to assist illegal aliens meet the education requirements for DACA.

While Mayor de Blasio and his staff have been focusing their efforts and directing New York City resident’s taxpayer dollars on educating illegal aliens, millions of New York City citizens and legal immigrants are struggling with basic literacy and technical skills.  Adults without basic literacy skills are often shut out of the job market and are substantially more likely to live in poverty. An alarming 2 million, or 25 percent, of the total New York City population is reportedly described as “functionally illiterate.” Additionally, a report from 2013 indicate that nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates lack basic reading, writing, and math skills needed to qualify for community college.

Additionally, Mayor de Blasio’s efforts to make illegal aliens eligible for DACA might ultimately prove to be a waste. In late 2014, twenty-six states, led by the State of Texas, sued the federal government in its attempt to expand the DACA program. The DACA program has not been authorized by any act of Congress and directly violates the Immigration and Nationality Act. In addition, the plaintiff-states allege that the Obama Administration violated the Take Care Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which requires the U.S. President to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” as well as the Administrative Procedures Act by failing to follow legal procedures necessary to change federal rules.  In February 2015, a federal court put a block on implementation of the expansion until the court rules on its validity.

Mayor de Blasio has not commented on how much this program will cost city taxpayers. New York City is estimated to have approximately a half million illegal alien residents.

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Comments

  1. avatar Up Huff says:

    Legislators, and/or citizens, should file impeachment proceeding for DiBlasio for aiding and abetting law breakers. They are, by definition, criminals and it is illegal to help criminals.
    Why are the people of New York so totally stupid? Must be their ‘education’ system.
    That and Democrats who want to line their pockets.

  2. You are out of your mind, we need to deport you.

  3. WHAT IS THAT JERK OF A MAYOR TRYING TO DO ANYWAY? WE CAN’T FEED THE PEOPLE HERE LET ALONE GET MORE IN HERE THAT IS NOTHING BUT TRASH. THERE WILL JUST BE MORE FREE LOADERS ON THE WELFARE SYSTEM. OUR GOVERNMENT IS NEARLY BROKE NOW,HE PROBABLY JUST WANT MORE IGNORANT PEOPLE HERE TO INSURE THEY WILL VOTE DEMOCRATIC.

  4. NYC Had the 911 Disaster

    Now it wants more of the same?

  5. avatar Kyle says:

    Another scum sanctuary city jurisdiction that couldn’t give a rats a_ _ about the crime they’ve perpetrated on legal U.S. citizens, due to the flaming lowlifes that run that demented and lawless government!

  6. avatar Leland says:

    Yeah, immigration is such a big positive for this country, or so all the illegal advocates insist. According to them, every illegal child is a future Nobel Prize winner. A recent Associated Press story said that:

    “The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college level course work. In it’s annual score report released Wednesday, the testing company said only 38% of the graduating seniors who took the exam hit the college-prepared benchmark in at least three of the four core subjects tested–reading, English, math, and science. Forty nine percent of white test takers met the three or more benchmark, compared with11% of African Americans and 23% of Hispanic test takers.”

    Got that? And that is those who GRADUATED. Drop out rates among Hispanics are quite high. So after all the huge amounts of money we spend, we have a class of people who simply are unprepared as far as educational skills. There is no way this is good for this country or our economy. The last thing we need is more uneducated unskilled workers who are likely to use government assistance programs their entire lives. We are becoming a third world country.