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Old 10-29-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Given the dropout rate among Hispanics, I'm sure Juan was desperately needed and welcomed so that these Ivies could fill their commitment to "diversity". Isn't it a shame that an American-born Hispanic wasn't available? As for what happens after he graduates, well, Juan will still be here illegally and will be unable to work legally in his field. There is no way for him to legalize without returning to Mexico, given that he entered without inspection. The DREAM Act is his only hope, one that's strung along other illegal alien college grads for more than 8 years. Ain't going to happen.

By the way, concerning "ethnocentrism", I read an article about Juan on another site where he speaks of going to college to help his "community". Talk about ethnocentrism!! That's precisely why illegal aliens will not get amnesty. They came here concerned only for THEIR wants, violating our laws and even jumping ahead of legal immigrants. A worse case of selfishness I can't think of.
I'm sure there were some available, they just weren't as good as this guy. Tough luck.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'm sure there were some available, they just weren't as good as this guy. Tough luck.
Are you basing this on evidence, or is it pure conjecture?
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Wow! Sounds like the kid must be very bright! A real go-getter pulling himself up by the bootstraps. Good for him. I wish him all the success in the world.
Try again: if Hernandez was here illegally; a jail cell would be a more fitting place than inside an American classroom prior to his deportation/ban from the USA for 10 years.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Try again: if Hernandez was here illegally; a jail cell would be a more fitting place than inside an American classroom prior to his deportation/ban from the USA for 10 years.
That's one of the dumbest things I read. You weren't able to make the grade to go to Harvard...let this person (who clearly was able to) go. I like how this non-issue is an issue.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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That's one of the dumbest things I read. You weren't able to make the grade to go to Harvard...let this person (who clearly was able to) go. I like how this non-issue is an issue.
His capabilities are not an issue here, and neither is his race. The issue is that he entered this country illegally and should be deported. There are legal avenues to gain entry into the US, he should have followed them. Any other argument or opinion does not change the fact that he broke the law and should have to deal with the punishment.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Are you basing this on evidence, or is it pure conjecture?
Well if they have to fill a goal, you can safely assume they wanted the "best hispanic" they could find.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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There are many people from foreign countries that attend Harvard, however, they get student visas to do so first.

What I do not get is if this guy is smart enough to get into Harvard why doesn't he just work out a student visa rather then break the law? Can any of y'all illegal immigrant apologists explain why he doesn't do this?

As to the scholarship so long as the organization or individuals themselves are not violating the law, they have every right to do what they want with their money. They could use $100 notes as rolling paper for all I care.

Last edited by Randomstudent; 10-29-2009 at 04:24 PM..
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Well if they have to fill a goal, you can safely assume they wanted the "best hispanic" they could find.
Unless you are privy to this particular selection process, you can’t unequivocally state “why” he was chosen. You can only speculate. Actually, their motives for selecting him are irrelevant. He is here in violation of our laws, and should not be rewarded, period.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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That's one of the dumbest things I read. You weren't able to make the grade to go to Harvard...let this person (who clearly was able to) go. I like how this non-issue is an issue.
Irrelevant: Hernandez is a criminal-----------slots in especially Ivy League schools are for Americans and/or foreigners here legally.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Well he is probably legal now, I'm sure an institution like Harvard can work something out with the USCIS, so this discussion is irrelevant. NEWSFLASH: Some illegal people do become legal residents and citizens eventually. It's not like you can send to jail or deport everybody that was illegal at some point in their lives. Once they are legally here there is nothing you can do about it, except maybe express your frustration in the city data forums.
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