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Old 10-13-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Picture an undocumented student, and the first image to pop up is unlikely to be an Asian one.
Yet a recent report by the University of California Office of the President revealed that 40 to 44 percent of undocumented students in the UC system are Asian. This is definitely not “a Mexican thing,” which is how one undocumented student characterized the Asian community’s dismissive views towards undocumented immigration.
“People will ask you: ‘Are you AB 540? Because obviously you are not Latina,’” explains Tam, a 24-year-old of Vietnamese descent who recently graduated from UCLA (the last names of the undocumented students in this article have been withheld to protect their identities).
The 2001 state law AB 540 lowers the cost of tuition at California public universities for students who attended a high school in the state for at least three years. According to the UC Office of the President, over 1,639 students have benefited from AB 540; out of those, 1,200 were legal residents or citizens.
Out-of-state students attending California colleges filed a suit in 2005 challenging the law, objecting to the state’s practice of allowing illegal immigrants to pay significantly lower tuition than they pay. The suit was dismissed by the Yolo County Superior Court in 2006.
But on September 15, the Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued a ruling that challenges AB 540 on the grounds that it contradicts federal law, which holds that states cannot grant educational benefits based on residency.
But life continues for those who have made it to college. Faced with financial burdens and legal concerns in addition to the normal college student worries about classes and career, today’s unexpected and overlooked Asian undocumented students are screaming for help.
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While undocumented Latino students can often seek support from Latino student groups or academic programs targeting Latino students, Asian undocumented students may not know whom to reach out to,” Gin said. “They may have trouble finding communities in which they can comfortably, openly and safely share their experiences with other students.”

www.asianweek.com

Why don't they all just get out of OUR country. I am so sick of the whining and arrogant sense of entitlement of these illegal asshats.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I don't care if they’re Asian, Latino, Black, green, or polka dot. We owe them nothing, and nothing is what they should get. Boo Hoo.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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I don't care if they’re Asian, Latino, Black, green, or polka dot. We owe them nothing, and nothing is what they should get. Boo Hoo.
It's not enough that they are being allowed to break every law we have. The whining coupled with the delusional sense of entitlement is totally infuriating.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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It's not enough that they are being allowed to break every law we have. The whining coupled with the delusional sense of entitlement is totally infuriating.
Absolutely! I have never been so sick of anything in my entire life. I want ALL illegals out of here. Our country has been damaged enough. It's time to get serious, and get these ingrates out of here.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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It's not enough that they are being allowed to break every law we have. The whining coupled with the delusional sense of entitlement is totally infuriating.
As you and Benicar stated..............I have nothing additional to add.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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As you and Benicar stated..............I have nothing additional to add.
Ditto.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC
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Picture an undocumented student, and the first image to pop up is unlikely to be an Asian one.
Yet a recent report by the University of California Office of the President revealed that 40 to 44 percent of undocumented students in the UC system are Asian. This is definitely not “a Mexican thing,” which is how one undocumented student characterized the Asian community’s dismissive views towards undocumented immigration.
“People will ask you: ‘Are you AB 540? Because obviously you are not Latina,’” explains Tam, a 24-year-old of Vietnamese descent who recently graduated from UCLA (the last names of the undocumented students in this article have been withheld to protect their identities).
The 2001 state law AB 540 lowers the cost of tuition at California public universities for students who attended a high school in the state for at least three years. According to the UC Office of the President, over 1,639 students have benefited from AB 540; out of those, 1,200 were legal residents or citizens.
Out-of-state students attending California colleges filed a suit in 2005 challenging the law, objecting to the state’s practice of allowing illegal immigrants to pay significantly lower tuition than they pay. The suit was dismissed by the Yolo County Superior Court in 2006.
But on September 15, the Court of Appeal in Sacramento issued a ruling that challenges AB 540 on the grounds that it contradicts federal law, which holds that states cannot grant educational benefits based on residency.
But life continues for those who have made it to college. Faced with financial burdens and legal concerns in addition to the normal college student worries about classes and career, today’s unexpected and overlooked Asian undocumented students are screaming for help.
***************
While undocumented Latino students can often seek support from Latino student groups or academic programs targeting Latino students, Asian undocumented students may not know whom to reach out to,” Gin said. “They may have trouble finding communities in which they can comfortably, openly and safely share their experiences with other students.”

www.asianweek.com

Why don't they all just get out of OUR country. I am so sick of the whining and arrogant sense of entitlement of these illegal asshats.
What makes them so special? I would not be even in college now without loans and a scholarship. Where's my bleeding-heart sympathy?
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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What makes them so special? I would not be even in college now without loans and a scholarship. Where's my bleeding-heart sympathy?
You're a legal citizen, so you don't qualify for sympathy. That's reserved for illegal aliens. After all, they have come here seeking a better life, and we are obligated to provide them with everything their countries won't.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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What makes them so special? I would not be even in college now without loans and a scholarship. Where's my bleeding-heart sympathy?
Sorry, Americans need not apply because we are not eligible.
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: California
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Absolutely! I have never been so sick of anything in my entire life. I want ALL illegals out of here. Our country has been damaged enough. It's time to get serious, and get these ingrates out of here.

My thoughts exactly!!!!!!!
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