Minnesota to Provide Free College Tuition, Driver’s License, Health Care to Illegal Immigrants Using Taxpayers Money

According to government sources cited by Axios, undocumented students living in Minnesota, who are considered illegal immigrants, will now have the opportunity to participate in a tuition-free college program recently introduced. The program, known as the “North Star Promise,” will cover the cost of education at two- or four-year colleges within the University of Minnesota or the Minnesota State system for students whose families earn $80,000 or less annually.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet specific residency requirements, such as graduating from a high school in Minnesota or living in the state for at least 12 months without being enrolled in college for more than half of that duration. Additionally, students must complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form and maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue qualifying for the program.

This initiative is part of the Democrats’ efforts to expand state benefits to noncitizens residing in Minnesota, funded by U.S. taxpayers. With their legislative majority, Democrats have implemented several new laws that grant various state benefits to undocumented immigrants.

One of the new laws that have been put into effect allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, enabling them to legally travel and commute within the state of Minnesota. Furthermore, these individuals now have the opportunity to access MinnesotaCare, a publicly operated insurance program intended to assist low-income residents.

If the expected bill becomes law, access to public health insurance will be extended to over 40,000 illegal immigrants estimated to be residing in Minnesota, provided they meet the income requirements of the program.

“We want to make sure that when we’re expanding opportunities for everybody, we’re doing it for all Minnesotans, regardless of background, regardless of their documentation status,” according to Senator Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis).




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