Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Shed Tears for Illegals?

The usual weepies from G. Pabst, the usual suspect at the JSOnline.

Ana had planned to attend Marquette University on a four-year, $20,000 scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer.

She was a good student, too. And Marquette admitted her.

With some help, she said, she applied for the scholarship using a temporary Social Security number and was awarded a four-year, $20,000 scholarship.

After she attended her first class, school officials told her that because of her illegal immigrant status, she would not be able to continue

Natch, there's a solution:

Now she and others like her are hoping that the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act - commonly called the DREAM Act - introduced by U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and supported by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will pass.

To qualify, a person would have to be here at least five years and would have had to come to the U.S. by age 16. The person would have to graduate from high school, be of good moral character and not have committed any crimes. The age limit is 30.

Such students would be eligible for federal student loan and work-study programs. They would have to be in college for two years or enlist in the military.
Within six years they could be eligible for permanent residency.

The fact remains that these children will displace US citizens. The appeal is Weepy, not rational.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From the js story:

"Brought to the United States at age 5, she attended Bay View High School, where she played sports, served in student government, made National Honor Society and graduated with a 3.8 grade-point average."

Let me see... she started in a Wisconsin public school in kindergarten and proceeded through all 12 grades. But now, having spent 12.5 years in Wisconsin public schools, she can't go to college? She can run through 12.5 years of public schools but college is verboten?

Why don't we demand that the public schools weed out and exclude these kids at the front end of the process?