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Re: “Anti-immigration activists rally, preaching mostly to themselves

Just like the conservatives to not think of the future (e.g., environmental policies, energy resources, education, women's rights, emergency preparedness), thereby debilitating our society and pissing me off. Consider a few generations from now, when the grandchildren of these "illegal immigrants", who left extreme poverty to risk their lives and the well-being of their families at home (only severe desperation could justify such risk), are grown, and surely filling our streets with homelessness, our prisons with criminals, our slums with poor requiring government assistance - a permanent class of poor, uneducated PEOPLE, who have come to this position because of the lack of opportunities of them and their parents to learn, to work, and to become productive members of a rich and colorful society. Why repress them? Why keep them in the slums and the prisons? Why not educate them? It doesn't make any sense. Anyone who wishes to keep immigrants in a subordinate and impoverished class is selfish and greedy, and I dare say racist (before you dispute this, take a good look at yourself in the mirror and think about it). Here's an idea - ANYONE willing to pay out-of-state tuition (which is ridiculously high) to EDUCATE themselves in order to better themselves and society SHOULD BE ABLE TO! I am surprised there are even 100 "illegal immigrants" in the state able to pay those prices. I will also be surprised if people on the other side of this issue value education at all, in their own lives, in the lives of their children, and in the lives of ALL children in America. The only way to better America is to educate Americans (i.e., ANYONE IN AMERICA). I will spare all readers from a barrage of meaningless and repetitive posts as some have done.

Posted by AndyP on 06/27/2008 at 9:00 AM

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