Salzberg disapproves of bill giving undocumented students financial aid
Benjamin Salzberg, the Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate District 29/Lake Forest, has voiced his opposition to a proposed bill that would provide state-funded financial assistance to college students who are illegal immigrants.
Under SB2196, undocumented students attending Illinois universities would be eligible to receive financial aid such as scholarships, tuition waivers and grants.
"Current dire financial situation in Illinois makes it very difficult for American students to obtain support for their college education," Salzberg said. "My decision is based by the fact that every child should have access to a world-class education, but this is not happening in Illinois. Rather than fixing our failing institutions, the politicians are set on expanding benefits for their own political gain."
Salzberg is competing for the Illinois Senate District 29 seat with incumbent Julie Morrison, whom he says isn't improving the quality of education in the state nor is she helping to make higher education more affordable for middle-income families.
"She wants to make it harder for our kids to get scholarships," Salzberg said. "I am going to Springfield to use my educational and professional background to reform state government to ensure it serves our children."
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