Skip to comments.Rutgers University students protest illegal immigrant tuition during president's fundraising speech
Posted on 09/25/2010 2:45:47 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
NEW BRUNSWICK A group of Rutgers University students repeatedly interrupted a speech by the school president today as they sought lower tuition for illegal immigrants at New Jersey colleges.
Rutgers President Richard McCormick was forced by students to stop four times during his 32-minute State of the University speech at the student center in New Brunswick.
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bunch of idiots
I love it.
Here’s an idea. Why don’t these Rutgers “students” each “adopt” an illegal alien and pay their way through college? Just trying to help them out with their dilemma.
If these left wing public school indoctrinated kids want lower tuition for illegals let them pay for a flight ticket for them back to their country and school tuition there. Problem solved.
I object to illegal aliens paying tuition at all - they shouldn’t be allowed to enroll.
I do not believe illegals should get automatic amnesty or anything else just cause they are here.
However, this country—including conservatives ( even Reagen !)have been hypocritical. For decades now we have allowed illegals here by not putting up a fence, by not sending them back, by not enforcing our immigration laws.
We DO share some blame here...by that I mean corporations, farm outfits, politicians..etc who MORE than ‘tolerated” this influx. We, by our behaviors.............this country encouraged illegal immigration.
To now just screech “Send them all back! Deport them!” is legally within our rights...but it is pretty hypocritical.
Before you start flaming away...I would start with:
1) build the fence and secure the border
2) Enforce the immigration policies with employers
3) Create a green card worker visa system that works!
4) Send back the criminal illegals.
THEN....create a way to citizenship with thsoe who have the green cards and they can apply.
Our immigration Department is the biggest joke!
They should’ve told them yes we will lower their’s but your’s is going up 20% to pay for it.Child just don’t understand how someone has to pay for things and how socialism really works.
They should’ve told them yes we will lower their’s but your’s is going up 20% to pay for it.Children just don’t understand how someone has to pay for things and how socialism really works.
In the interim until we get a secure border.....THAT is a GREAT idea!!
It would spur these children to face reality and maybe they would then work on real solutions, like a border, like arizona.
So they want to discriminate against American citizens?
Easiest way I think is to deny illegals from obtaining anything - can’t get jobs would be the first thing that would send them back, or better yet. Since Mexico is all upset at Arizona’s illegal law, AZ should adopt Mexico’s illegal law. That should make them happy as well as that one SCOTUS judge who said we should look at laws outside the US .....
There’s a reason they’re called ‘students’. They have much to learn.
Funny, but if a group of students was demonstrating for smaller government, and for decreasing the national debt that their generation is going to have to pay a big part of the price for, the MSM would either ignore them or characterize them as fringe students etc. They only give credence to the utterances of students when those utterances agree with MSM liberal ideology.
Reading the headline, I thought the students would be protesting tuition breaks for illegal aliens. Silly me!
The suggestion above to raise the other students’ tuition to cover the difference is an excellent idea.
I’m confused. This is a perfectly opportune time for these student protesters to demonstrate their solidarity with the unfortunate illegals.
Offer to pay more tuition than invoiced. Put your trust-fund money where your mouth is, preppy.
As far as I’m concerned by being here illegally they are criminal, therefore as regards to your number 4, they should all be sent back.
Morons. Doesn’t sound like they’re paying their own tuition. If they were, they’d realize they’re subsidizing the illegals.
Dumbasses don’t care that a cut in tuition for illegals would result in their tuition going up because Mom and Dad are paying!
We also need to call out Mexico for its corrupt socialist system that is causing this problem. They either need to get it together or be conquered. I’ve met too many Indian and Asian students who followed the rules, got the degree, worked a while (legally) and went home to IMPROVE their own homelands, to tolerate this “give it to me free” attitude. And with the economy flailing, many went home when laid off (H1-B rules). They aren’t whining, they’re working to build a future for themselves, their families, and their people.
I am NOT responsible for someone else’s bad behavior. Let’s assign accountability properly here. I’m sure you’ve been socialized into buying into all that bullcrap. Recognize it for what it is: bullcrap.
Yep, I do assign a value judgment in this situation. Don’t buy into their junk. Please don’t consider this a personal attack—I have a knee-jerk response w/respect to scummy manipulators.
No problem. Charge them extra to pay for the illegals.
Great, then I’m sure the Rutgars students will be more than happy to pony up for their tuition. Open an account and give everyone who donates one of those little rubber band armbands. Purple for $100.00, Green for $500.00, and Gold for $1,000.00. Let’s see how many students will be sporting them.
Not only should all immigrants sincerely take the oath of allegiance but they should swear their purpose for citizenship is ‘to create a MORE perfect union’, as opposed to milking the Nation for the ‘new world order’.
The headline is ambiguous and poorly written. I initially thought that conservative students had disrupted a speech by the Rutgers president. It turns out that is was entirely the opposite, which means that there will be no consequences for these students for their actions.
Gee, it’s difficult enough for LEGAL Americans to afford tuition these days, why would anyone give ILLEGALS a break but NOT legal citizens? The world is truly upside down.
I suspect the disruptors are on scholarship.
Yes, another ‘spontaneous’ student protest.
I suggest the University offer to put the difference on their bills.
If any of those students take out a private student loan, they are doing exactly that!! So we found out before we put one through. Zero’s new ownership of the student loans.
The interest rates can go as high as the govt wants when they are paid back, and for a loan say 15,000, a student could end up paying back 100,000. Guess where all that interest goes! Hint, the bank doesn’t get it.
brownie you are absolutely right, it is very tough. But the govt doesn’t want to make it easier. Like everything else, it is about redistribution. They WANT foreign students, and will pay for it on the backs of legal students.
If that were my kid, I would go to that campus, grab him by the scruff of the neck, kick him in the butt, and take him back to class or his room - and explain to him again about some of the realities of life in the United States of America...then I would chide him for being disrespectful, and explain that’s not how you go about changing things you don’t like in this country - so sit down, shut up, and hit the books...or go get a real job!!! but alas, there are no parents that are going to do that in this day and age, now is there??
A parent like the one you describe....doesn’t send his kid to Rutgers.
I agree with your points.
But the “we “ you speak of has up to now been a small minority. I also wish I had been more involved, more vocal and more active....Perhaps hypocritical is too harsh if many of us were ignorant ( in the sense that we did not have the media—Fox, internet ) until relatively recently.
so, we are more in agreement than not...and guilt maybe is to be put on the polticians and the employers that created this mess...but I will now take “responsibility” that I have not done before.
If they lower the tuition for Illegals, doesn’t that mean that the cost will be passed on to these idiots?
It is spelled “Reagan” - thanks for playing.
Leave the heavy lifting to the upper class men.
Bob, they shouldn't even be in the country! You're getting soft, man!
The cost will be passed onto Mommy & Daddy. Very few of the idiots will have to switch to Community College as a result of the tuition hikes on everybody else. Mummsy and Daddy will simply dig a little deeper into their pockets.
These kids certainly aren’t working their way through school; they’re lucky, because if they needed to they’d find their illegal classmates stealing the jobs from them...
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