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Old 02-22-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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The scholarship was given regardless of immigration status, so i'm sure there are tons of scholarships out there that intelligent, hardworking american students can apply for. I don't think anyone on this board contributed to this scholarship fund so stop acting like it's your money.
And that's just fine; If the schools want to give out scholarships to anyone they want, they should be able to. The student would be able to use that scholarship just as soon as that student can immigrate legally. Otherwise, he should be put back on the bus for his country. Immigration laws need enforced; period.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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And that's just fine; If the schools want to give out scholarships to anyone they want, they should be able to. The student would be able to use that scholarship just as soon as that student can immigrate legally. Otherwise, he should be put back on the bus for his country. Immigration laws need enforced; period.
Well stated. Bravo
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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And that's just fine; If the schools want to give out scholarships to anyone they want, they should be able to. The student would be able to use that scholarship just as soon as that student can immigrate legally. Otherwise, he should be put back on the bus for his country. Immigration laws need enforced; period.
Harvard doesn't enforce immigration laws do they? Besides, I.C.E has bigger fish to fry than worry about deporting this kid.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I canít help but wonder which organization offered this scholarship, and how they receive their funding. If a private citizen wishes to finance the college education of an illegal, so be it. However, if he has received a scholarship from contributions from U.S. citizens or taxpayers, or was selected due to his ďminorityĒ status, then we have a serious problem.

I applaud anyone who excels in school. However, we should not provide illegal aliens with college scholarships. Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing preventing him from receiving his education here, and leaving upon graduation. How would that benefit this country?
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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But to be fair, I think either college is free for everybody or only Americans can apply for American scholarships.
Why do you feel entitled to dictate what other people do with their money? It's not taxpayers money, it's from private institutions and you have no say in what they do with it whatsoever.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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^^Sour grapes.
No kidding, hahah.
Maybe she should hit up the source of the scholarship.
"I'm a middle aged AMERICAN student! Gimme gimme gimme!"
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I can’t help but wonder which organization offered this scholarship, and how they receive their funding. If a private citizen wishes to finance the college education of an illegal, so be it. However, if he has received a scholarship from contributions from U.S. citizens or taxpayers, or was selected due to his “minority” status, then we have a serious problem.

I applaud anyone who excels in school. However, we should not provide illegal aliens with college scholarships. Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing preventing him from receiving his education here, and leaving upon graduation. How would that benefit this country?
If he's lived here since he was 9, why's he suddenly going to leave?
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Why can you not see past race/ethnicity and realize that people are angry BECAUSE of the fact that he's an illegal alien who has no right to receive an education in a country that he intentionally entered illegally? Please explain.
Antireconquista, huh?
So who do you guys accuse of reconquista on a regular basis anyway? The Chinese?'

And he "intentionally entered illegally" at the age of 9?
Damn! This kid is impressing me even more!
I didn't leave my home until I was 18, and this kid was changing countries on his own before he was 10!
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If he's lived here since he was 7, why's he suddenly going to leave?
For the same reason legal residents leave. Are you privy to his future plans? If not, you donít know where he may decide to live. After all, heíll be equipped with a degree from Harvard.

Considering our tanking economy, who knows what condition this country will be in by the time he graduates. If heís like most illegals, he certainly wonít have any gratitude for the generosity and opportunities he has been afforded by this country.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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For the same reason legal residents leave. Are you privy to his future plans? If not, you donít know where he may decide to live. After all, heíll be equipped with a degree from Harvard.

Considering our tanking economy, who knows what condition this country will be in by the time he graduates. If heís like most illegals, he certainly wonít have any gratitude for the generosity and opportunities he has been afforded by this country.
You're making a whole lot of assumptions for the negative, of course.
He's not a day laborer who showed up last week.
This kid GREW UP in the U.S.
I'd assume this is the country he knows, and he's going to want to live here instead of some country he more than likely doesn't even remember.
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