A conservative writer and speaker blasted a liberal California senator for complaining that the state should spend more tax money on illegal aliens.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris blamed President Donald Trump's "anti-immigrant agenda" for a drop in them applying for college financial aid offered through the California Dream Act.
"For the second year in a row," she tweeted, "fewer undocumented youth applied for financial aid in California because they are distrustful of our government."
Her comments lit a proverbial fire under columnist Ben Shapiro, who told Fox News that Americans who are legal, tax-paying citizens should be angry over subsidizing people in the country illegally.
"If you are interested at all in having a sovereign country that controls its borders," he said. "It's pure insanity but it shows once again that for Democrats there's an actual look to make illegal immigration more prominent."
A recent study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform revealed that California spends $23 billion per year on illegal aliens, twice as much as any other state.
Shapiro, a California resident, told Fox News that the state has over a trillion dollars in debt.
Yet the concerns of fewer applications didn't last long: a public service announcement by rapper DJ Khaled helped get the word out, and the applications topped last year's total, The Los Angeles Times reported.