This is a very short sighted policy that ultimately hurts the illegal
immigrants.Look at it this way. You have a kid who has grown up
most of their life in the US, they go to college, get student loans, and
graduate.Now that illegal immigrant goes to apply for a job that
could use their newly aquired degree. If they pass the interview, now what?
Once they have to provide documentation showing that they can work here legally,
they will be passed over for the job.Now, you have illegal
immigrants with college debt and degrees that do them no good. Unless they
become legal citizens, offering college degrees is worthless.This is
the test of "fairness" in the liberal mind. Is it fair to allow illegal
immigrants to jump to the fron of the immigration line simply because they broke
the law when they were younger and have lived here for a while?
Christian Science Monitor Immigrants gaining jobs, native-born Americans
aren't + Have degree, driving cab: Nearly half of college grads are
overqualified. Same type of reports from Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
in WaPo about PhD STEM grads doing office temp work. The Chronicle of Higher
Education PhD now comes with food stamps and unemployed law school grads are
suing their schools for lying about the placement rate. American high tech
workers have to train their replacements, but our "leaders" still want
more foreign workers ; High skilled and no skills. Does anyone ever ask Obama,
McCain, Rubio, Dubin, Sherrod Brown ect for evidence that "we" need more
I've seen no evidence that anyone other than the illegal alien themselves
benefit from them being here- well maybe their employers who are also breaking
the law...If our own English speaking high school dropouts are bad for society
how are non English speaking , high school dropouts good? ....This very paper
has published stories on college grads doing unskilled work - yet still makes
the argument that more unskilled workers are needed...Cognitive Dissonance? Why
would anyone push for policies that hurt the bottom 50% of American workers?
What part of the social contract says the elites should advance the interest of
foreign workers to the detriment of our lowest wage workers?
Barbra Jordan had the right idea..Barbara Jordan“It is both a right
and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it
serves the national interest.- Barbara Jordan She also said. Credibility
in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: those who should get in,
get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be
here will be required to leave
"...Latinos, who were repelled by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican
politicians."A flat-out lie. Conservative Republicans are NOT
anti-immigrant. They are in favor of LEGAL immigration, while being opposed to
ILLEGAL immigration. Of course these deceivers know that already. But they
knowingly and purposely say otherwise, in a malicious effort to discredit and
demonize them, for political gain."The moral case is
clear."Yes, it is. Children of bank robbers shouldn't be
allowed to keep the bank robber's loot. Why? Because it is not fair.The exact same principle applies to children of illegal aliens -- with
regard to in-state tuition, scholarships, and residency on U.S. soil. The message should be disseminated loud and clear -- Crime will not pay,
neither for the criminal, nor for the child.Besides, America's
young adults likewise are "trying to make a better lives for
themselves," and likewise could make a valuable contribution to society --
with the help of a higher education. So stop rationalizing. The
fact is, these children were brought here illegally. Which means their
illegal-alien parents are here. Which means they should all be going back
together, as a family -- just like they came.
Why are states allowing criminal trespassers a state subsidized education when,
IF they graduate, they won't be able to work here anyway?Liberal elitists from both political parties continue to recommend amnesty and
other benefits for lawbreakers even though 70-80% of legal American citizens
would like our immigration laws enforced. Enforcement through e-verify would
cost very little. Elitists don't want that. They only seem to want
"solutions" that benefit the illegal trespassers.There has
been no greater "disconnect" between what the citizens want and what
unethical politicians want in the last 50 years than the illegal immigrant
issue.We have tried amnesty a number of times. It didn't work.
How about NOW we try enforcement?
Why not punish companies who hire illegally? It's amazing how the right
constantly complains about illegal immigration but does nothing to punish those
responsible for it. Those who encourage bad behavior. Those who commit illegal
acts. Those who wish to employ and shelter criminals. Punish companies who break
the law and watch and how quickly illegal immigration drops. Yet, the right
continues to defend these decadent companies.
Allowing an illegal alien to pay in-state tuition is wrong. So is allowing them
to attend college at all. This op-ed ignores the state laws (such as those in
Utah), that are actually showing the Feds the right way to solve the problem
with illegal aliens: going after companies that hire illegal aliens, authorizing
local police to investigate the status of a person stopped or arrested, and not
allowing children of illegal aliens to attend public school.