Skip to comments.Illinois to Create Private Scholarship Fund for Children of Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 05/31/2011 11:02:13 AM PDT by bushwon
Illinois is on the verge of becoming the first state to create a private college scholarship fund for the children of undocumented immigrants.
The Illinois House, which on Thursday passed a state version of the DREAM Act by a 61-53 vote, sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that would set up a state fund that would route privately funded college scholarships to as many as 95,000 children of undocumented immigrants.
The children would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs.
The measure, which Quinn, a Democrat, has said he plans to sign, had already passed the state Senate.
In a statement released after the House passed the measure, Quinn said: "I believe everyone has the right to a first-class education, and the Illinois DREAM Act strengthens Illinois' commitment to ensuring education for all."
Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2011/05/31/illinois-dream-act-private-scholarship-fund-children-undocumented-immigrants/#ixzz1NxAefG00
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The insanity of the left continues unabated.
I thought Illinois was broke
So how long will it be before Chicago looks like Detroit?
The south side of Chicago already does.
I thought Illinois was broke
Also, there is a lot of competition for college seats. Glad to know IL is taking care of the “undocumented” children of the state.
Hmmm what about the children of legal citizens?
Will the last person leaving Illinois turn out the lights?...
A man who was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl were among six people killed and at least 21 others wounded in separate shootings over the Memorial Day holiday and into the night, officials said.
Sears thinking about moving from Illinois
Good when the illegal aliens swarm IL for the free college dont cry to us
I guess there aren’t any American kids in Illinois who could use those scholarships.
How the hell can it be “private” if it is run and administered by the STATE?
The article lacks specifics on the funding. The article talks about private scholarships but the funding seems to be provided by taxpayers. There seems to be a confusion between public and private money. What is the funding level and impact on the state budget? What are the administration costs? It seems that the state of Illinois has now gone into the immigration business. This law will require the state to determine immigration status. Is the state then complicit in the immigration status?
The illegal alein scholarship fund!
Ya can't make this stuff up!
The illegal alien scholarship fund!
Ya can't make this stuff up!
I am guessing that scholarship money is more competitive than ever as adults and adolescents seek to continue their education due to poor job market...
They are NOT undocumented.They are the children of Illegal aliens.
Article also does not indicate the immigration status of the students or whether the applicants could be from other states....IL, the new higher ed destination for children (legal?) of “undocumented workers.”
USC 8 Section 1324: Any conduct that facilitates an alien to reside in the United States illegally is “harboring” and carries a five year prison sentence. Under the expanded RICO statutes of 1996, a private citizen can sue any person, city or state in violation of this law in Civil Court.
“....obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs.
This bill isn’t only for children of illegal aliens. The bill would help illegal aliens, children who were brought to this country, illegally, by their parents.
I don’t believe that a legislature needs to pass a bill or a governor needs to sign a bill into law in order for a “private scholarship fund” to be set up or function. They exist everywhere. My guess is that the state is going to, at the least, run it and determine who’s an illegal as you have suggested. That being the case, why isn’t holder and the doj going after illinois for stepping foot into a federal arena?
USC 8 Section 1324: Any conduct that facilitates an alien to reside in the United States illegally is harboring and carries a five year prison sentence. Under the expanded RICO statutes of 1996, a private citizen can sue any person, city or state in violation of this law in Civil Court.
So how long will it be before Chicago looks like Detroit?
It would be great if we could round up all the lunatic lefties and put them all in a couple of states to ruin all by themselves without government assistance. They wouldn’t last a day. But, it would be nice to be clean again.
Didn’t Quinn just raise the top tax rate in IL to 66%? Where are they getting the money for these new programs?
Don’t get too smug there in TN—tho may be conservative controlled now, these types of pieces of legislation can be contagious should libs get a foothold in any of the state branches of government :(
Illinois....I thought they were bankrupt...financially.
What are they doing for American kids?
I mean instead of raising tuition.
Why aren’t they looking out for American kids?
So who is going to file the lawsuit?
They have borrowed several $Billion to keep IL afloat.... Isn’t it nice to have a credit to fund other neat programs?
No, they are F’n “Illegals” nesting in the U.S.
I suggest we get busy and sue the s*** out of every federal and state entity that does this. Clog up the courts and keep going at it.
Illinois better add a budget item for crime detection, law enforcement and incarceration-—make that double the amt of the scholarship money.
He raised the income tax rate by 66% (from 3% to 5%), not to 66%.
This should increase Illinois illegal population a hundred fold...then we need only put a fence around the entire state.
In 1996, Congress expanded the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to include violations of federal immigration law.
1 While this expansion may not have received much publicity, it could potentially change the face of U.S. immigration law enforcement. Under the new RICO provisions, a violation of certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) meets the definition of racketeering activity, also known as a "predicate offense,"
2 and an entity that engages in a pattern of racketeering activity for financial gain can be held both criminally and civilly liable.
3 Among other things, the INA makes it unlawful to encourage illegal immigration or employ illegal aliens,
4 which violations were included as predicate offenses under RICO.
The 1996 law changes in the INA made hiring illegal aliens a predicate act of racketeering activity under RICO, but illegal hiring wasnt the only violation of the INA made a predicate act. Other INA prohibitions made RICO predicate acts were encouraging or inducing illegal immigration, smuggling, and harboring illegal aliens.10 Together, these additions make the RICO Act potentially a very strong new tool in the hands of private parties against persons and companies that profit by violating U.S. immigration law.
Additionally, the RICO provision regarding the unlawful encouragement of illegal immigration could justify a suit against a private entity, such as a bank, that accepts foreign-issued identification cards that are only needed by illegal aliens.
One example of this, of course, is the matricula consular issued by the Mexican consulates in the United States. Since both the supporters of the matricula and those who oppose its acceptance agree that only illegal aliens have need to rely on the card, acceptance of the card knowingly encourages illegal immigration. (Note well: no bank in Mexico accepts the MC cards since they are easily falsified.)
Part of the legislative intent of the RICO laws in general was to afford private citizens a remedy for lawbreaking when authorities normally charged with such enforcement became derelict in their duties. For example, in a town in which political corruption and racketeering activity have combined to the detriment of law-abiding citizens and the rule of law, the RICO Act was intended to provide private citizens the ability to initiate court action to compel enforcement and respect for the law.
President of Arizona State University has his own little ILLEGAL ALIEN scholarship fund. They are called “international students”.
Now, now. You must be a xenophobe and anti immigrant. s/
I thought liberals were opposed to the state usurping powers of the Federal Government.
Oh well - it just goes to show that following the rules is for suckers in Obamaland.
OOPS - Perhaps I need to go to one of BHO’s “reeducation camps.
Everybody knows Ill. don’t need no stinkin revenue.
Illegal Jose Madrigal, the Washington state rapist, had some 30 identities.
July 21, 2006----BERGEN RECORD, NJ
Texans accused of selling counterfeit IDs (impoverished illegals "here for a better life" pay several thousand $$$ for fake ID's)
Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, NJ L/E authorities said. The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards, said state police.
The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately.
The Texas brothers consented to a search. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs. All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street when sold to "impoverished illegals." Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 phony Social Security cards. ####
Illegal Manuel Mejia Ordonez ordered to repay $3M in Calif employment fraud
San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2010
FR Posted June 26, 2010 by artichokegrower
A former Marysville resident has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemployment compensation. US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said 31-year-old Manuel Mejia Ordonez was sentenced to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and identity theft. (Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
QUESTION How does a citizen of Mexico make $3 million in unemployment claims? A. By establishing multiple identities. The fraudster, Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
REFERENCE Hayward, California woman charged in mass thefts of IDs
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Oakland Police Department Mug Shot
Mishel Caviness of Hayward, accused of running a large-scale operation devoted to stealing people's identities.
HAYWARD -- A Hayward, California woman has been charged with numerous felony counts for allegedly running an identity-theft operation that created fake Social Security and California identification cards, checks and credit cards. Mishel Caviness, 40, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by Oakland police and the U.S. Secret Service.
The probe began when an Oakland city employee reported in January that someone was fraudulently cashing her checks, according to police Officer Ryan Goodfellow and court records. Caviness was identified with the help of surveillance-camera footage from Bay Area stores, police said.
A search of her apartment on the 21000 block of Foothill Boulevard in Hayward last week uncovered a printing operation capable of making fake checks and credit cards, police said. Also found were 900 blank credit cards, personal information belonging to as many as 1,000 people, blank checks and computers, police said.
Alameda County prosecutors charged Caviness with forgery, identity theft, forgery of a driver's license and grand theft. She has a previous conviction for welfare fraud and told police that she is disabled and unemployed.
She is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $325,000 bail.
SOURCE http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/16/BAPP1JGPTT.DTL#ixzz1MotxGM5R Page C - 3 of the San Francisco Chronicle
There ain’t no doubt that the liberals would try to put us in re-education camps if they thought they could get away with it. Obviously, gun control has zero to do with reducing crime as that myth has been debunked all over the country. Nope, they want us disarmed so they can do what they will.
I guess I owe an apology to the RINO cheerleaders here. They said if we elected Mark Kirk and all the other RINO scumbags, it would "make Illinois a RED state". Fast forward 6 months later, and Illinois more RED than ever with our communist RED policies! Guess they were right!