Illegal immigrants can go to college

Illegal immigrants can go to college

There are 158 comments on the Free Republic story from Nov 23, 2008, titled Illegal immigrants can go to college. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Undocumented residents living in the country illegally can go to college here. That message was heard loud and clear by roughly 40 Hispanic parents and children who participated in a seminar Thursday night at ...

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Blackwood, NJ

#1 Nov 24, 2008
Passaic County Community College, which opened a new campus in Passaic on Paulison Avenue this fall, stressed that the college "isn’t the police" and won’t ask for citizenship documents. She warned, however, that fewer financial-aid options are available to undocumented residents.

United States

#2 Nov 24, 2008
That's a lie and we all know it. They'll get all the money available that should be going to children of legal citizens. If they accept them then they pay the bill for them. It's the way it always turn out.

United States

#3 Nov 24, 2008
That place should be sued.Providing aid to non citizens while actual citizens children get turned away because they cant pay
concerned for the future

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 25, 2008
Richard wrote:
Passaic County Community College, which opened a new campus in Passaic on Paulison Avenue this fall, stressed that the college "isn’t the police" and won’t ask for citizenship documents. She warned, however, that fewer financial-aid options are available to undocumented residents.
I question the last sentence about financial aid.
How will they know who is undocumented since they won't ask for citizenship documents?

In Arizona, illegal immigrants can attend college, but they now have to pay out-of-state tuition, so the colleges have to ask for documents.
John Doe 1

Marblehead, MA

#5 Dec 2, 2008
let them get schooled, but make em pay.

Louisville, KY

#6 Dec 2, 2008
Why????How long will it take for the Congress,our Gov`t and all these people to learn we just can not afford this any longer????Our Country is now borrowing more money than most of us ever heard of!Most of us have lost 33% of our savings,our 401`s have tanked,the economy is bad and people out of work!!How long will it take to wise up????

When we have another 9/11????

Do the people have to rise up and demand the so-called change we have heard so much about???/

What kind of change? More give aways?Less for citizens???The elderly will begin to hurt soon,the young citizens now have a hard time,and many so called middle class are in, or, near bankruptcy!!!!!

San Diego, CA

#7 Dec 12, 2008
They already over populated our colleges, are schools, many poor and middle class children get turn down for alot financial aid, this is not fair, our stupid politicians are a big sale out to illegal immigrants in America!

It goes to show you that illegal immigrants are doing exactly what they have plan to do, that is to get America back, and by all means they are succeeding in conquering it, by using all their loopholes to succeed. now they are just waiting for the big yes from our President now or our new president and congress. They are already setting up house, their plan has already been fully implemented, just look at America especially the border countries. American looks to be doomed, already gone!!

Any kind of comprehensive program will only allow them continue to be first in line to every thing,
just as they are now, they will continue to get their way in America, they will get every thing that they had demand of our politicians! All because the compassion our politicians have for illegal immigrants in America, it tends to blind the of all things that are happening to American and will happen to America in the near future!!

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Dec 13, 2008
Colleges could care less if it's right or wrong. They're going to make more money so they're all for it. They're just another greedy business in our country.

Phillipsburg, NJ

#9 Dec 13, 2008
I guess illegals can attend college like anyone from any foreign country. BUT THE DAMN WELL BETTER NOT GET A TUITION BREAK. What makes them special compared to someone from China or France? NOTHING. They are NOT citizens.
Hans Wurst

Vienna, VA

#10 Dec 13, 2008
because everythings free in America

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Dec 16, 2008
The DO ask for social security numbers, passport , and/or drivers license .
If you don't have it, then at least to have a student visa . Don't give your opinion if you don't know .
And Illegal Aliens are humans ,too. They don't want to take back America . Most of them want to work ,make money, become a productive person. Many go back to their countries after they have enough money .
Our country is made by inmigrants ! Unless you are a native american... Europeans came here and took this land as their own !
Hans Wurst

Vienna, VA

#12 Dec 16, 2008
Native Americans came here from Mongolia read up on this you dope.
Just some guy

Orlando, FL

#13 Dec 25, 2008
You are all retarded!
If they live in the state they should get in state tuition.

United States

#14 Dec 28, 2008
Hey Hans Wurst...What's this about Native Americans and read-up..... The schoold have it all wrong they should admit students by thier intellect and grades not by anything else....This way those who deserve to go to college will and should. I also believe that if the state of NJ pays for their education they should by obligated to give the state so many years back of 'work'.


Since: Apr 08

Hackensack, NJ USA

#15 Jan 1, 2009
Without resorting to name calling, I think what is drawing people's ire here is the idea that illegal immigrants are getting a "free ride" to a college education when hard working, tax paying citizens are being turned away from college because they can't afford it. Because I was the child of a "middle class" worker and stay at home mom, I had to work two jobs to put myself through college. I am white and not a football player, so my options for scholarships were limited. While nobody is suggesting that we chase illegals out of the country with pitchforks and torches, we should be OUTRAGED that illegals are getting a free education when folks that have lived and worked here all their lives (and paid taxes) get turned away at the door.


San Diego, CA

#16 Jan 14, 2009
forget you.... students should get helped no matter if your a citizen or not but if you have good grades.

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

#17 Jan 14, 2009
jen wrote:
forget you.... students should get helped no matter if your a citizen or not but if you have good grades.
You should if you have good grades?

Illegal, not supposed to be here in the first place.
Should deport your asses as soon as someone knows you are illegal.
Pull them all out of school and put them on a plane to Siberia.

STOP Draining the USA, like unwanted Leeches!

Are ILLEGALS going to pay back the lending institutions? Hell NO!
Red White blue

Burlington, IA

#18 Jan 15, 2009
This cannot be true, I cannot believe this would happen. because I got to tell you I can afford to send my kids to college. Not one kid in my family ever got to go because we did not have the money. We did manuel labor our whole life, And I still cannot get ahead. Now to be kicked in the face because I believe if I cannot pay for it with cash then I don't need it. WOW this is horse crap. My boy is getting his thur the armed forces. I cannot believe that people who hold the mexican flag higher then american flag will not say pledge to USA flag can go to school on USA money Whats that all about, Last I seen we had problems of our own to save some money in the usa. Don't tell me this is tax money that is educating these people. If you cannot be proud of this country, then you do not belong if you say I am a mexican then go back to mexico.


Since: Apr 08

Hackensack, NJ USA

#19 Jan 15, 2009
jen wrote:
forget you.... students should get helped no matter if your a citizen or not but if you have good grades.
Who should foot the bill for all this "free help"? Nothing in life is free! Somebody has to pay for it and it is usually the taxpayers. When I cannot afford to go, because of the high tax rate I have to pay, why should I have to take on two jobs to give you a free ride?!? Where is the sense in that? I believe whole-heartedly that any deserving student should be allowed to get a higher education. I do not think folks who sneak in under the cover of night should be entitled to free healthcare, education and wellfare. It is not right. What am I working so hard for? Why don't I just lay around all day and drain the governmeent's tit?!? That is not the American way!! It is not what made America great! We are losing our position as a world power and a world leader because our mentality as a population has stopped being "What can I do for America?" and is rapidly becoming "What can America do for me?". It is a matter of time before we are all servants to the Chinese and Japanese, folks who still value education and a hard days work.

-my two cents

Burlington, IA

#20 Jan 15, 2009
12 people a day are being killed by illegals

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