Skip to comments.Illegal students face obstacles even after College
Posted on 10/07/2011 1:21:16 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
PROVIDENCE, R.I. When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce.
But students who are not here legally may still face a major obstacle even with the benefit of a college degree: Many have no immediate pathway to legal status and, under current federal immigration law, employers cannot legally hire them.
"I know of students who have graduated magna cum laude and top honors in their colleges, but right now they're working minimum wage in restaurants," said Antonio Albizures-Lopez, 20, who came to the U.S. from Guatemala when he was 1.
Albizures-Lopez, who is pursuing legal residency, says the best solution is passage of federal legislation, known as the DREAM Act, which provides a pathway to legal residency for college students.
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Does anyone ever mention they are citizens of their own country? Go there and apply to enter here legally, if you wish.
Illegals in Mexico suffer much worse fate than that. They are summarily jailed and then deported pronto. No chance to attend college in Mexico on illegal status.
Tough sh**. Why don’t they take their illegally gained education and return to their home country. I am sure they would be welcomed there and easily get a LEGAL(for their county) job.
Don’t care. They should be shown the door.
Go back to your country of origin and use the education us taxpayers paid for in order to better your country so more don’t follow you.
I’m fed up with this bs.
Well, THAT's a lie.
Unless it's the Acme School of Dog Washing and Dishwasher Repair, or they got a degree in Queer Studies or a similarly useless major. Anybody with top honors/magna cum laude would have a job lined up and the employer would be fast-tracking a citizenship application for them as an "essential employee".
This guy's just making up a sob story hoping somebody will buy his shpiel.
Gee, they cannot get a job as one cannot hire illegal aliens. My a.. bleeds for them. They are free to go back home and ply whatever trade the idiots from the states paid for them to learn.
Also known as the superhighway to the jobs unemployed Americans would like to have.
Well, how about trying to go back to PedroLand - I’ll bet you could land a nice job with that magna cum laude in your pocket - maybe even brush up on your Spanish.
What is it about the word “illegal” that is so difficult for Leftists to understand?
...no one will answer if they want to become citizens...because no one will ask...THEY DO NOT!
I am so sick and tired of them trying to make us feel sorry for these illegals.
>> Unless it’s the Acme School of Dog Washing and Dishwasher Repair, or they got a degree in Queer Studies ...
Hey, are you making fun of EVERY community college or well over half the universities in America?
Well, you’re dead on! I know whereof you speak - my best buddy from university days in the ‘60s was the dean of admissions for one of the nation’s largest community colleges. His deadpan line when the topic came up:
“We gwine ta collie.”
Sadly, he wasn’t kidding. He often said the first three semesters in community college were devoted to covering what these freeloading, underwear and ass-crack showing yo-yos should have learned in high school.
This concerns me.
Why do any of them have a pathway to legal status? They are here illegally; they are lawbreakers. They have shown they have no respect for our laws, our constitution or for that matter, taxpaying American citizens.
The fact that politicians vote to subsidize their college education knowing they cannot be legally employed after graduation shows a a deviousness and intent to help illegals further circumvent the laws.
Does it ever occur to state legislators and governors who pass these laws that they violate a federal statute?
Does it ever occur to them that they are subsidizing an illegal to take a college slot that rightfully belongs to a legal citizen and resident of their state?
Any politician that does anything to implement these Dream Act laws belongs in prison.
That's if they are lucky. If they are not so lucky, this happens only after they are robbed and/or raped.
I am sick to death of the coddling of people who ILLEGALLY enter the country and then stay here to cost us BILLIONS. IF I were president I would tell the ICE agents and BP to get off their asses and DO THEIR JOBS. I would tell Congress to sop pissing around and BUILD THE DAMNED FENCE!
This is probably the time when they start to realize that they are here illegally. The quasi-illegal (being students provide them some cover with regard to legality of their status) to illegal would open their eyes completely that finding jobs, etc., would need paperwork and SSN.
I had no idea there were that many states:
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington, Oklahoma
Most criminals have a harder road then those that are not criminals. Always been that way.......
As well criminals should. Go home and apply there.
Well chapin, go back to the land of eternal spring and pursue a professional career there.
As they got off they would pick out the smallish Aztec looking fellows and ask them one thing: Sing the Mexican National Anthem.
They fell into three groups: The Mexicans who had no problem. The Guatemalan Aztecs who knew nothing. And I heard one guy, I swear to God, started to sing “Oh Say Can You See...”.
Maybe he thought they asked for the National Anthem of where they were headed.
Other than that the illegals are arrested on the spot and then not sent just across the border. Mexico sends them to the Capital City of the country from whence they came. I LOVE this idea.
Yup. For one thing, its not legal to hire them. They’re ILLEGAL ALIENS!
Living in a bubble of Marxist criminality doesn’t pay off in the long run? Who knew?
But,but,but... students who are here illegally but somehow have graduated magna cum laude and have top honors in their colleges, which they should never been allowed in the first place, are willing to jobs that students that are legal US citizens who have graduated magna cum laude and who have top honors in their colleges are not willing to do???
They don’t want to be legal.. if they wanted that it’s what they would have done to begin with. They get all the freebies they want being here illegally.
This is precisely why it makes absolutely no sense to give illegal aliens or their illegal offspring state resident tuition tax breaks. It rewards criminal activity and doesn’t really help anybody.
There are 25 million AMERICANS who are unemployed...YTF would I hire someone who is here illegally and NOT American nor a legal permanent resident? Eff these leeches.
Boo hoo. Cry me a river. I know that a lot of legal American citizens who graduated from the top of their class are now waiting on tables. And there are a lot of middle aged Americans who can’t find work—millions of them. Where’s the sympathy for them. They’re told they’ve been out of work so long they’re unemployable. Spare me the tears about illegals.
Did the citizens who are forced to pay for the educations of these illegals have a say in whether they would pay or not?
There needs to be a way to bring the politicians back into line. They don’t even care what the citizens want or need any more. Elections don’t seem to matter much; the politicians will do what they want, and scoff at the citizens who want otherwise.
If those politicians are so gung-ho about letting illegals go to American schools at American expense, they should have to cover the costs themselves. No more stealing from taxpayers for bad causes.
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