Sanity returning by degrees

July 7, 2008

What? No cut-rate college education for illegal immigrants? Goodness — if we aren’t careful, they might start getting the idea they aren’t supposed to be here:

Some states are making it harder for illegal immigrants to attend college by denying in-state tuition benefits or banning undocumented students.

In the past two years, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and Oklahoma have refused in-state tuition benefits to students who entered the USA illegally with their parents but grew up and went to school in the state. That represents a reversal from earlier this decade, when 10 states passed laws allowing in-state rates for such students.

And believe it or not, some universities are even kicking the illegal immigrants out altogether. The humanity!

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2 Responses to “Sanity returning by degrees”

  1. gadfly Says:

    My conservative bent makes me see things as (excuse the expression) “black or white.”

    There is no issue here. Title 8 of the US Code makes it illegal to enter and live in this country without prescribed paperwork approved by the Immigration and Naturalization agency.

    Therefore, illegal and undocumented aliens are criminals. Employers, private citizens, governmental agencies and do-gooder organizations who conspire to aid and abet the illegal aliens are also criminals.

    Illegals have no rights. We need to arrest them, prosecute them and deport them.

    Let me head off the argument about “unintended consequences.” If we want higher employment of our citizenry, we have to stop employing illegals.

    Oklahoma passed a law effectve 11/1/07 to block illegal employment and aid. The law has been so effective that the state’s Unemployment Rate has dropped. A bill is in process to reduce UC charges to employers. An estimated 50,000 illegals have left the state.

  2. Harl Delos Says:

    My conservative bent makes me see things as (excuse the expression) “black or white.”

    Same here.

    There is no issue here. Title 8 of the US Code makes it illegal to enter and live in this country without prescribed paperwork approved by the Immigration and Naturalization agency.

    Not in chapter one, it doesn’t say that, nor anything like that.

    Nor in chapter two.

    Or in chapter three

    Or four.

    Or five.

    Would you care to state WHERE in Title 8, you’re finding that?

    Therefore, illegal and undocumented aliens are criminals.

    Only if the illegality is a crime. Crimes are not defined in Title 8 – they’re defined in Title 18. And you’re only a criminal once you’ve been convicted of a crime.

    Illegals have no rights. We need to arrest them, prosecute them and deport them.

    The constitution extends rights to ALL residents of the United States, whether they are citizens or not, whether they have violated laws or not.

    If we want higher employment of our citizenry, we have to stop employing illegals.

    The question isn’t whether they will be employed or not, the question is where they will be employed. I generally figure it’s better to have Mexicans working in US factories, paying taxes to the US, buying groceries from US supermarkets, renting or buying homes in the US, rather than to have Mexico collecting those taxes, and Mexican businesses getting their trade.

    I’m jake with giving permanent resident status to people living and working in the US, as long as they comply with the same immigration laws that the folks arriving on the Mayflower had to comply with.


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