Skip to comments.A college education for illegal aliens (shaking head in disbelief)
Posted on 06/22/2007 5:04:44 AM PDT by SE Mom
It's no secret that the Senate immigration bill rewards 12-20 million illegal aliens with immediate amnesty. What is less well known is that the bill also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students.
These provisions are buried deep in the Senate bill. They are part of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act section.
The DREAM Act is a nightmare. It repeals a 1996 federal law that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens, unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens. On top of that, the DREAM Act offers a fast track to U.S. citizenship for illegal aliens who attend college.
On its own, the DREAM Act never stood a chance of passing even in the Senate. Every scientific opinion poll on the subject has shown over 70 percent opposition to giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens.
Not surprisingly, the DREAM Act languished in committee for five years until the opportunity arose to hitch it to the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration bill of 2006. Now, Sen. Edward Kennedy and his allies have added it to this year's amnesty bill, too. They know that the only way to slip such bad legislation past the American people is to bury it in a comprehensive bill.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
“Is there ANYTHING in this bill that doesn’t harm America?”
I think it was printed on recycled paper. ;)
Whew! What a relief:)
Just when we think we have heard everything about this bill, it gets worse.
Keep calling, folks. The calls are working. Remind your senators to vote “No” on cloture.
“a college education for illegal aliens...”
one has to take care of the future cadre of the democrat party. they are the occupying army you know and until hillary! seizes the reigns of power, they must be provided for, nurtured and groomed for the jobs they will do. (grease up the gulag boots.)
A good friend of mine is a Chinese national with 3 advanced degrees and a very enviable record as an application developer and programmer.
No “immigration reform” for him - he’s still in the H1B waiting line; a lower priority than pickers, packers and ditch diggers.
They are going to expect classes in Spanish!
Is there ANYTHING that shows how unconcerned our Congress is for this country?
Later in the article:
The list includes some states right in the heart of America: California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington.
In most of these states, the law was passed under cover of darkness. The governors declined to hold signing ceremonies heralding the new law because public opinion was overwhelmingly opposed to giving taxpayer-subsidized college education to illegal aliens.
Not surprisingly, when voters themselves decide the question, a very different result occurs. In November 2006 Arizona voters passed Proposition 300, which expressly barred Arizona universities from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. More than 71 percent voted in favor.
The American people realize the injustice of giving illegal aliens a taxpayer-subsidized education when out-of-state U.S. citizens and law-abiding foreign students have to pay the full cost of their education.
And all classes will be in Span-ish so if you are an American and speak our language and have our culture you are out of here!
Yes- but I EXPECT this kind of bill from Kennedy. It’s the support for it from our president and assorted others who should, and likely DO, know better that is frightening.
“They are going to expect classes in Spanish!”
They already do. There were wars being waged over this at Cal State Long Beach in the late 80’s/early 90’s when I attended. I got involved in lengthy debates over the issue, and was disgusted to learn that they were getting Spanish taught classes, despite it being in the school charter that a “working knowledge” of English was required to enroll in the school in the first place.
It should be noted, that on other campuses, like Berkeley, with large populations of Japanese, Chinese and Indian students, the only group demanding classes taught in other languages are Spanish speaking kids. At least I havent seen any Japanese students demanding anything - they’re usually busy in the library studying.
It should be noted, that on other campuses, like Berkeley, with large populations of Japanese, Chinese and Indian students, the only group demanding classes taught in other languages are Spanish speaking kids. At least I havent seen any Japanese students demanding anything - theyre usually busy in the library studying.
A Civil War is coming. Prepare yourself now.
Trent Lott knows exactly what is good for you, you don’t know nuttin’ so shut up and let the professionals handle this, so this important legislation can be passed and Lott, Graham and McConnell can attend a victory dinner hosted by Ted Kennedy.