I know some of you will be against this.
Here we go again. States cracking down on Illegal Aliens and some coming out to say how horrible this is. WHY? This is just another attempt to make the CRIMINAL the victim, and call those that are for law abiding, hard working people, heartless and cruel.
According to the USATODAY - Illegal immigrants face threat of no college By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY
Some states are making it harder for illegal immigrants to attend college by denying in-state tuition benefits or banning undocumented students.
In other words, they are NOT taking YOUR money to pay for those that should not be here to begin with, a college education. I know some Students, and some Parents of Students that cannot get college tuition for their kids, by the same people that want to give it away to Illegal Aliens.
In the past two years, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia and Oklahoma have refused in-state tuition benefits to students who entered the USA illegally with their parents but grew up and went to school in the state. That represents a reversal from earlier this decade, when 10 states passed laws allowing in-state rates for such students.
Why? Why is this a good idea? Because it's not their fault their Parents chose to come here? Maybe not, but by college, it IS their choice to remain Illegal.
This summer, South Carolina became the first state to bar undocumented students from all public colleges and universities.
North Carolina's community colleges in May ordered its 58 campuses to stop enrolling undocumented students after the state attorney general said admitting them may violate federal law.
"The new trend is to kick illegal aliens out of college altogether," says William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee, which opposes taxpayer subsidies for undocumented immigrants.
Josh Bernstein of the National Immigration Law Center, an illegal-immigrants advocate, says sweeping anti-immigration bills are "a very serious threat" to the overall illegal population.
To the OVERALL ILLEGAL population? OK. Once again, if they were NOT illegal, they would not be in this situation. They chose, and CONTINUE to CHOSE to be illegal.
Georgia, which barred undocumented students from in-state tuition rates in 2006, enacted laws in May preventing them from receiving state scholarships and certain student loans.
This fall, the University of Arkansas will require students to submit Social Security numbers and proof of residency. In May, Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Jim Purcell warned that students without documentation "will not be considered as legally enrolled students" when determining an institution's state funding.
Opponents say students shouldn't be penalized for their parents' actions. Helping them is "the right thing to do even if it's unpopular," says North Carolina state Rep. Pricey Harrison, a Democrat who introduced a bill that would prevent state institutions from asking about students' immigration status.
NO IT ISN'T! The right thing for them to do is to become LEGAL. It really is this simple folks. They are illegal, Parents, ADULT kids, ETC. because they CHOSE to be. There is no one out to get them. There is no Racism or discrimination involved here. THEY are Illegal. THEY can change that. THEY chose not to. Therefore, they have no Rights, no claim to public funds, no benefits. They have the power to change it. THEY do. No one else.
USATODAY - Illegal immigrants face threat of no college