New Hartford, NY – Today Claudia Tenney for Congress released the following statement in response to Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s latest vote in favor of the New York DREAM Act providing illegal immigrants with taxpayer money to attend state schools:

“Just like when Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi stood by Senator Chuck Schumer when he shut down the government, putting illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens, today Brindisi again put illegal immigrants first by voting for the New York State DREAM Act,” said Raychel Renna, campaign manager for Claudia Tenney for Congress.  “Anthony Brindisi is a liberal Albany politician who supports public assistance for illegal immigrants.  In Congress, he will stand with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to block efforts to secure the border, crackdown on sanctuary cities and prevent illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits at the expense of the American people.”

The New York State DREAM Act treats illegal immigrants the same as American citizens, providing tuition assistance to illegal immigrants at taxpayer expense.  Brindisi also voted to award state taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants in 2015 and 2016.