Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college-tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, the Post has learned.
A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State.
It would bar police from releasing any information about them to the feds, unless it involves a criminal warrant unrelated to their immigration status.
Under the proposed legislation, undocumented immigrants could also apply for professional licenses and serve on juries.
The plan hinges on Democrats — who now control both the governorship and the state Assembly — wresting control of the Senate from Republicans, who oppose immigration amnesty.
Bronx Sen. Gustavo Rivera, who is sponsoring the legislation in the upper chamber, said he thinks the bill would be in position to be passed “if we have a stable Democratic majority in the Senate.”
He also likened his measure to the campaigns to legalize same-sex marriage and medical marijuana.
“It’s something I believe in,” Rivera said Sunday night. “It’s something the state can do and should do.
Democratic Brooklyn Assemblyman Karim Camara, the chief Assembly sponsor, agreed that taking the Senate was key, saying “The bill would have a better shot at passing with a Democratic Senate.”
“I look forward [to] having a robust conversation about how significant this bill is.”But the GOP plans on using the proposal to warn voters how radical New York would become if Democrats take charge.
Republicans are already referring to it as the “illegal immigrants benefits legislation” and will make the bill their poster child in elections in more conservative upstate and suburban districts.
“This bill could pass if the Democrats are in charge of the Senate. They’re out of their minds,” said Sen. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn).
“This is astounding. This undermines our nation’s immigration laws and procedures.”
Said state Conservative Party chairman Mike Long: “This is absolutely amnesty. It disregards the laws of the United States. It’s unconscionable,” Long added.UNCONSCIONABLE.
THE DEMOCRAT PARTY ISN'T A POLITICAL MACHINE ANYMORE; IT'S A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.
THE DEMOCRAT POLICY ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IS AIMED AT ONE THING: PERPETUATING THEIR HOLD ON POWER SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO LOOT THE PUBLIC TREASURY AND HAND-OUT BENEFITS TO THEIR MACHINE.
IF WE HAD AN INDEPENDENT AND FEARLESS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THEN THEY WOULD INDICT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AS A CRIMINAL RACKET AND BUST THEM USING RICO STATUTES.
IF A LAW LIKE THIS PASSES, THEN WE CAN KISS THE USA GOOD-BYE AND SAY HELLO TO ANOTHER USSR.
WE CAN PUT A HALT TO THIS IN NOVEMBER.
IN FACT, IT'S NOVEMBER OR NEVER.