GOP NY Attorney General Candidate: 'Dream Act Is About Education'

Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 06:05 PM

By Courtney Coren

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Paying the college tuition of children brought over to the United States illegally is necessary because they are members of our society and the country will be better off if they are educated, says John Cahill, the New York Republican candidate for attorney general.

"The Dream Act is about education. It is not bestowing upon them, if you would, constitutional right," Cahill told J.D. Hayworth and Francesca Page on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Thursday.

"We are giving them a privilege by attending our schools, absolutely," he explained. "By equipping these individuals as members of our community with a better education, it's only going to pay off in the long run for our state and for our country."

Story continues below video.



However, Cahill doesn't believe the children of illegal immigrants should get full citizenship rights.

"I'm not advocating [giving] them access to the ballot box at all, but I am advocating equal opportunity because they are going to be members of our society for a very long time," the New York Republican said.

"These children are here by nothing of their own volition," he said. "It was their parents who brought them here to this country and they're going to be part of our society here in New York for the foreseeable future."

Cahill explained that this issue is personal to him because he comes from a family of immigrants that came over from Ireland.

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved