"The program is completely caught up in this anti-immigrant, racist backlash against Latinos," said Mark Dorosin, senior attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights...
Idiotic, wrong and racially charged misstatement. The 287(g) program is color/racially blind. It deals with illegal aliens, not race. Furthermore, there is no "anti-immigrant" sentiment in NC or the U.S. There is anti-ILLEGAL immigrant sentiment, as there should be. Additionally, Dorosin whines about "a racist backlash against Latinos". Wrong again, being anti-ILLEGAL immigrant and in favor of the 287(g) program does in no way denote racism. Any Latino who is an ILLEGAL immigrant has put themself in the position of being in non-compliance with our laws and has only themself to blame.
BTW, civil rights pertain only to citizens and they do not pertain to non-citizens. Illegals have the human right to be treated with dignity but they have no civil rights.
All illegal aliens of any/all nationalities need to be deported for violating our immigration laws. The crime of illegal entry or overstaying a visa is enough to get deported. Let's get to it.
How would you feel if your son or daughter's seat in college was taken by an illegal alien?
How would your son or daughter feel if their seat in college was taken by an illegal alien?
How do you feel knowing that NC will allow illegal aliens to attend college with taxpayer resources used even if they are required to pay out of state tuition because of the capital costs involved?
How do you feel giving access to our institutions of higher learning to illegal aliens for further education and training to a group of people who are not even able to work in America legally?
Illegal aliens and their advocates like to state that the college age illegals (young adults) should not be punished because it was their parents who broke the law. But, allowing these illegal alien young adults to attend college and remain in the U.S. rewards them for their parents breaking the law. Another claim you often hear is that prohibiting illegal aliens from attending community college is inhumane. This argument presumes that obtaining a taxpayer-subsidized college degree is a basic human right. Basic human rights, however, are universal and unchanging and the need or desire for a college degree is neither. This is not to say that obtaining a college education is not important. But is it more important than the rule of law, which illegal immigration undermines, not to mention the will of the people?
The statements you hear from advocates for illegal aliens in favor of them having access to our colleges generally flow around their claim that better educated illegals will be more productive and will assimilate better into our society. This is not only fuzzy thinking, it is faulty logic. Its very precept is that the illegal gets additional benefits to what they have already enjoyed by illegally remaining and operating here and gives a segment of them what they want unfettered access to our higher education system (in addition to our primary education system that they have already utilized). This, of course, will be costly to the American taxpayer whether the illegal pays out of state tuition or not. It also deprives a deserving citizen or legal immigrant of the seat that the illegal would occupy. Another marketing campaign is that a child should not be penalized because of the sins of their parents. Allowing access to higher education, however, allows the child to benefit from the fact their parents broke the law. Where does the rule of law fit into all of this? Actually, no where. The very act of allowing placement of an illegal alien into our colleges tears at the social fabric of our culture by favoritism to a group people who are out of compliance with our laws. These very same people would then be free to operate lawlessly living and working alongside of citizens and legal immigrants who have been required to abide by our laws. The dichotomy here is not only egregious, it is outrageous. It is anarchy.
Seats in colleges are a limited and highly coveted resource so why should we put an illegal alien into one?
Why should we be in the business of further educating and training a group of people who are illegally here and cannot legally be employed?
Civitas Institute Decision Maker Poll Results of NC voters:
- 69% of N.C. voters oppose providing education benefits to illegal immigrants (August 2005).
- 68% of N.C. voters oppose allowing illegal immigrants to enroll in community colleges (February 2008).
Its far beyond time that the NC General Assembly abides by the will of the NC people in this matter. Attendance at any institution of higher education in NC should be reserved for citizens and LEGAL immigrants.
South Carolina and Virginia have already taken action and passed legislation denying illegal aliens attendance in colleges in their state. NC needs to follow suit.
The fact is that things like college admittance and in-state tuition are just stepping stones to more things in the future. Just as giving a "free" primary and secondary education to all illegal alien kids was a stepping stone to them now demanding college admittance and in-state tuition, even at the detriment of Americans and legal residents who will lose their seat in the class in order to placate breakers of our laws.
The reality is that illegal aliens should receive no benefits, including admittance to college. Zip. Zero. Nothing. Nada.
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