While many parents and their college-bound sons and daughters scrimp and save to afford tuition, the University of California is offering more than $25 million to “assist” illegal aliens through 2019.

But by presumably “leveling” the playing field of higher education, there’s no question as to who’s getting plowed.

Under UC’s Undocumented Students Initiative, begun by university President Janet Napolitano, illegals who graduate from high school — without getting deported — will now have more opportunities than ever to step in front of U.S. citizens.

Most of the money ($5 million for each of the next three years) will go toward UC’s DREAM Loan Program, which makes student loans available to illegals who otherwise are ineligible for federal aid. More millions will go toward fellowships and financial support for expenses, such as for textbooks. And UC’s Undocumented Legal Services Center will receive $900,000 annually.

This infusion will “help ensure that these students receive the support and resources they need to succeed,” says Ms. Napolitano. And for those who aren’t in the country illegally: Pay up.

Obviously Napolitano is not concerned about what this latest enticement for illegals will mean for border security — not that the nation’s border was a priority during her watch as secretary of Homeland Security.

Securing the U.S. border is nothing more than a quaint notion when liberals keep building bridges for illegal aliens.


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