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Old 06-28-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Young illegal immigrants get chance to learn but not earn | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas News on Yahoo! | The Dallas Morning News

"...Juan will attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. But in sharp irony to the country's education ethos, a degree will not boost his career. Juan can't gain legal employment without a Social Security number, meaning he can return to Mexico with his acquired skills or do the same work as his relatives here...."

"...Others sacrifice for it, he said. "When you admit a kid to the University of Texas who is in the country illegally, by definition you are excluding somebody else. That kid also worked hard and his or her family didn't break any law."

Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to these students between fall 2004 and summer 2008, which also includes those who are not legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

U.S. citizens "are having trouble making ends meet and can't pay tuition for their own kids," said David Rogers, the coalition's attorney..."
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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why can't these people learn how to wait in line??? There are many kids came here the right way. They should deserve more than these illegals.
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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Take your frustration out on the school, they can admit anyone they want from wherever they want.
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Let's mourn for the death of Common Sense.

Why go to an university if you can't use a degree?

They didn't break any laws? Then why are they called illegal aliens? They are here unlawfully, thus, they already broke the law when they stepped on U.S. soil!

However, I am really surprised by this:

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Federal law bans public schools from denying admission to illegal immigrants. Between 50,000 and 70,000 of them graduate each year from American high schools, up to 16,000 of them in Texas. No such law exists for public universities, though 10 states including Texas provide some form of in-state tuition aid to illegal immigrants.
There is a conflict here. If federal law bans public schools from denying admissions, then what are all the illegal aliens doing in classrooms across the country? What about the No Child Left Behind bill?
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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Time to sue major universities. I'm not given any free money to go to college.

I love how all of this is being exposed. Sooner rather than later things will get fixed. America is waking up!
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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Time to sue major universities. I'm not given any free money to go to college.
Why not? If you didn't work hard enough in high school to get scholarships and grants, why should we be upset that an illegal did?

I find it impossible to blame a kid who got brought here illegally when he or she was a toddler for doing well in our school systems when many native born kids can't be bothered. I know how hard I worked to get my scholarships and to get into the top universities in this country and I didn't have to worry about my legal status, language barriers, or anything like that. You can't blame kids for the sins of their fathers. In fact, we should be encouraging all kids to work as hard at school. If our kids aren't working hard enough to get into schools or get scholarships, we should be asking why that is rather than pointing the finger at someone else.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Too much drama and hysteria - there is nothing stopping these young illegals from earning and learning back in their own countries.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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And contrary to the rubbish spieled by the open borders crowd, Mexico has universities, and some very fine ones.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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Take your frustration out on the school, they can admit anyone they want from wherever they want.
Actually the responsibility lays directly on the shoulders of the state and their Board of Regents for the state funded universities.

Why should illegals not be forced to go through the same student visa process as any other non-citizen?
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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And contrary to the rubbish spieled by the open borders crowd, Mexico has universities, and some very fine ones.
And if they have good grades there (Mexico) their education is paid for by the government. This is why they come here for free education.
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