Illegal immigrants can go to college

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 ... Full Story
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Since: May 10

Lake Elsinore, CA

#147 Nov 3, 2010
People should not mind that illegal immigrats are attending college. I think people who oppose the latter, have views that tend to based on a more prejudice level.

For those who think their tax dollars are going to help support the education of an illegal immigrant, you're wrong. Illegal students attending college do not recieve govt' financial aid. They may, however, apply for scholarships to help pay for college tuition, books, etc. Most of the time, even scholarships require prospective students to be citizens, in some cases scholarships are open to any prospective student regardless of citizenship status. Mind you, these scholarships are mostly funded by donations, made by companies, corporations or even individuals. Most legal students rather sign up for govt' financial aid, than take the time to research scholarships available to them and submit the required documents, which many times compose of an essay and other paper work. So if you're one of those who thinks you're paying for an illegal immigrants education, hope you are a bit relieved, if not, then I suggest you do some research. People should not base their "knowledge" on t.v or media "facts."

Im am quite tolerant and accepting of other peoples views.
I'd love to hear some feedback =)
Deece

Milton, MA

#148 Nov 3, 2010
Ingenious wrote:
People should not mind that illegal immigrats are attending college. I think people who oppose the latter, have views that tend to based on a more prejudice level.
For those who think their tax dollars are going to help support the education of an illegal immigrant, you're wrong. Illegal students attending college do not recieve govt' financial aid. They may, however, apply for scholarships to help pay for college tuition, books, etc. Most of the time, even scholarships require prospective students to be citizens, in some cases scholarships are open to any prospective student regardless of citizenship status. Mind you, these scholarships are mostly funded by donations, made by companies, corporations or even individuals. Most legal students rather sign up for govt' financial aid, than take the time to research scholarships available to them and submit the required documents, which many times compose of an essay and other paper work. So if you're one of those who thinks you're paying for an illegal immigrants education, hope you are a bit relieved, if not, then I suggest you do some research. People should not base their "knowledge" on t.v or media "facts."
Im am quite tolerant and accepting of other peoples views.
I'd love to hear some feedback =)
The DREAM Act would repeal the provision of federal law that prevents States from granting in-state tuition to undocumented aliens, leaving this issue at the discretion of the States. Technically the states who already allow illegals to pay the in state rate, are in violation of the federal law. In those states, the in state tuition rate is being subsidized by taxpayers.
hahahaha

Beaumont, TX

#149 Nov 15, 2010
hell yeah!! we live off the dam americans....If thats what they believe ;)
spike

Hoschton, GA

#150 Nov 16, 2010
If the Mexican would go home and fight for freedom like they have done in America, you could make your country liveable. Whe we had our problem, we did not run away in droves to other countries, we stood and fought. I do not know a good way to say this, but many people do not want you here. You are demanding, using the system, playing on people sympathy, yet you have an agenda and that is to take America. To bad the fools that are supporting you do not see this.
illegals DO pay taxes

Washington, DC

#151 Jan 3, 2011
You should education yourself before speaking so vehemently. "illegals" DO pay taxes, at an even higher rate than citizens. there's even a tax ID number called an ITIN that more than 2/3 of "illegals" request to be able to pay taxes (which incidentally is a higher rate by some studies than regular citizens pay). Also "illegals" cannot get welfare or other benefits other than emergency medical services just to keep someone alive and k-12 education. Nor can just marrying someone (as in my case) get them papers anymore. So you have situations like mine, where I met and fell in love with an educated man, a lawyer in his country, who fled the violence and lack of jobs to come here and work incredibly hard day to day as a handyman.

"the 1996 welfare reform bill disqualified illegal immigrants from nearly all means-tested government programs including food stamps, housing assistance, Medicaid and Medicare-funded hospitalization. The only services that illegals can still get are emergency medical care and K-12 education."

http://reason.org/news/show/122411.html
JennTrip wrote:
. I want my taxes and the taxes of illegals going to kids who deserve,
Taxes of illegals??!? What are you talking about?!? Illegals don't pay taxes!!! That's what has everyone all upset, friend!! They have come into this country ILLEGALLY!!! They cannot obtain a driver's license legally, they cannot obtain work legally... they certainly don't pay taxes!!! But, they help themselves to "free" health care, education, well fare and now, college tuition. Does that sound fair or right to you?!?
Do I think people who study hard and make good grades should be denied a college education? Absolutely not! I just don't think it is the job of the taxpaying citizens to foot the bill for someone who is in this country illegally. We have already paid enough! Does that make me a racist? I don't think so. I am not against immigrants. My grandfather was an immigrant, who, by the way, came to this country LEGALLY.
I am not suggesting that immigrants shouldn't be allowed to get an education. I question the intelligence of giving away for free to illegals something that we do not give natural born citizens.
-Jenn
illegals DO pay taxes

Washington, DC

#152 Jan 3, 2011
Illegals pay income tax with something called an ITIN number, meaning that they many ARE NOT committing fraud, they ARE trying to pay their taxes, both income and sales.
EDUCATE yourself!
Deece wrote:
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You might want to acquaint yourself with the difference between sales tax and income tax. We all pay sales tax (unless you happen to live in one of the few states that does not have sales tax)- there's no getting around it. The difference is illegals don't pay income tax. Tax evasion is a serious crime. If an illegal is having taxes withheld from their wages, it's because they are using a stolen security number - that's identity theft - and it's also a very serious crime.
If you are looking to place blame for your predicament, you needn't look any further than your mother and father who brought you here illegally, knowing full well their poor judgment would also render you an illegal alien. Your frustration towards US Citizens is very misdirected. We've done nothing wrong and played no role in you being brought here. Your parents let you down, not us.

Since: Jan 11

Milton, MA

#153 Jan 3, 2011
illegals DO pay taxes wrote:
Illegals pay income tax with something called an ITIN number, meaning that they many ARE NOT committing fraud, they ARE trying to pay their taxes, both income and sales.
EDUCATE yourself!
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So we're expected to believe that illegals are living in the shadows and afraid to report crimes for fear of being deported BUT they willingly line up at the IRS to obtain an ITIN so they can voluntarily pay taxes. Yeah sure, real likely story.

I'm well aware of what an ITIN is but I don't believe for a second that the majority of illegals in this country have ever applied for one.
Chelis

Folsom, CA

#154 Feb 7, 2011
Cheyenne Z wrote:
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It's illegal to hire an illegal alien in the United States.
In fact it's illegal for illegal aliens to BE in the United States.
So why don't you leave?
Now.
Before you get deported.
U.S. Immigration Law.
"Illegal aliens are subject to removal (deportation) on grounds of inadmissibility or grounds of removability/deportability. "
"If the foreign national was not "admitted” to the United States (illegal entry), he or she will be charged as inadmissible pursuant to section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)."
"The immigration term “inadmissibility” means that a foreign national is ineligible to receive a U.S. visa and to be admitted to the United States."
"Inadmissibility grounds include all criminal offenses, health-related issues or communicable diseases; illegal entry and immigration violations; documentation fraud; and previous removal from the U.S."
"Grounds of deportability include being inadmissible at the time of entry or adjustment of status (including illegal entry); violation of non-immigrant status; marriage fraud; falsification of documents; false claim to U.S. citizenship; termination of conditional permanent residence; and unlawful voting."
"The grounds of deportability apply to all foreign nationals who are physically present in the United States in violation of the law."
** ALL illegal aliens are "present in violation of law", a deportable offense.
Ok then do me favor, get your butt behind a kitchen, and cook,clean and serve my food, and you're done with that go pick the fruits and vegatables from the fields for the next day.
I sometimes do wish that all undocumented immagrants went home so that people like you could see the USA get their butts handed to them on a platter
alu

Elk, Poland

#155 Feb 10, 2011
what are you fing about imimigrants from poland
unknown

Center, TX

#156 May 4, 2011
Listen up this person is only trying to have a better life, if your home country had as many problems as other countries do. Trust me you would leave and try to avoid the risk of being killed. You just be glad that your not in that situation and that you live in the U.S.
So next time you want to post something think twice before you post something immature and stupid.
only here

Harrison, NY

#157 May 6, 2011
nothing surprise me anymore
Rosie

Fresno, CA

#158 Aug 5, 2011
viola wrote:
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!!
WE ARE FROM AMERICA! Dont you know Mexico is from America?
Claire

Philadelphia, PA

#159 Sep 23, 2011
Everyone who graduates from that college should take an exit exam to see what they learned. The Nursing School should make available its NCLEX pass rate. When these kids graduate, you better be sure Obama will have an affirmative action do-nothing job waiting for them.
latino

Palm Desert, CA

#160 Nov 27, 2011
Cheyenne Z wrote:
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What bull.
"Assumption" is the operative word there, which makes an "A S S" out of him and you.
Most illegal aliens here are not even working, and anyone west of the Rockies doesn't have a clue.
Almost one third of all illegal aliens in the United States live in California (US Census), and anyone who doesn't live here does not have an intelligent grasp on the issue.
MOST illegal aliens in California are NOT using ITINs to pay taxes.
EVERY illegal alien woman, and illegal alien girl over the age of 12 has an anchor baby, so they get full welfare bennies. NONE OF THEM ARE "WORKING". Welfare is not a "job". NONE OF THEM ARE PAYING ANY TAXES AT ALL.
They are a net deficit.
Illegal alien children in schools are not using any ITINs.
Illegal alien men at Home Depot Parking lots and "Day Labor" pick up sites are not using ITINs to pay any taxes, they work for CASH. And some of those Home Depot parking lots here in California have 200 or 300 illegal alien men hanging around all day long, NOT WORKING anyway.
Here in California, with over 6 million illegal aliens, those that aren't thieving off of welfare, or hanging out in Home Depot parking lots, are operating illegal, unlicensed "businesses". Selling contaminated foods from stolen grocery carts they push up and down streets. A lot of illegal aliens are drug dealers, and prostitutes. A lot of illegal aliens are simply thieves, burglars, car thieves, and some steal stuff like man hole covers off the city streets, guard rails off the freeways, and copper wires out of traffic signal boxes in the night, not to mention statues in public parks, to sell as scrap. NOT PAYING TAXES. A lot of illegal aliens in California are "trashers", they go door to door digging in everyone's recycle bins, pushing trains of stolen shopping carts full of loot - stealing recycle money from the cities. A lot of illegal aliens here take trash and resell it at "yard sells" every weekend, or "swap meets", and I mean TRASH, stuff that no junk shop would touch. NONE of them are "paying taxes". There are a lot of illegal aliens here who are in the "chicken-fighting", or "dog-fighting" business - illegal as hell. Who thinks they are using ITINs to pay taxes? Raise you hands? Nobody? Right. Let's move on. Illegal alien gang-bangers are not "paying taxes", and California is loaded with that kind of garbage illegal alien - they are all too busy smuggling drugs in here. There are thousands of small time, "businesses" here that illegal aliens are doing for cash - resurfacing driveways, roof repair, building walls, mowing lawns, hauling junk, digging trenches, unlicensed nanny, food carts with disgusting contaminated foods, selling produce out of the back of a broke down truck on the side of city streets, selling flowers at freeway entrances, door to door begging.
You name the untaxed income, illegal aliens are doing that "job" in California.
So any MORON who makes such an idiotic statement as "75% of illegal aliens are using ITINs to pay taxes" is a LIAR.
40% of illegal aliens are on welfare.
Here in California, where over 30% of illegal aliens in the US live, most illegal aliens who "work", are working for cash.
How about getting someone with an actual BRAIN, that works, to submit accurate data.
Oh any any illegal alien who pays into "social security" is committing a felony crime.
Your comments make me want to think that you are a RACIST BLONDIE lol
uncanny hole

Saugus, MA

#161 Dec 2, 2011
0f course we do. Going to college i mean, castrado!
I anm at Harvard Dentist School and I do not pay a cent.
peace

Murfreesboro, TN

#162 Jun 15, 2012
Im illegal also and i do think that its kind of unfair to just come here and expect americans to treat us like one of them but if we are here its because we want a better life and a safer place to live in, a place where you dont have to worry about getting killed every time you go to a store. for the people that tell us to go away.. you dont know how bad we have it, you think you are better than us and thats why we should leave remember in GODS eyes we are all EQUAL i just wish you guys would understand why we are here..WE WANT PEACE!!!!!!!!!
User

Falls Church, VA

#164 Jan 31, 2013
PHD wrote:
stupid americans don't know about your own country, US governament force emerging countries to reduce jobs, force high taxes and sell our nationals companies to them. why do I know that? because the mother f*** G.W.Bush was in my countrie asking my PRESIDENTE to make devasting jobs cuts to keep relationship with US, with my presidente don't do so, US will do the same that they did to Cuba. US don't take care their own bussines. TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN ASS U.S.A! SO WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TO TAKE WHAT IS OUR BACK - THE MONEY YOU'VE BEEN DRAINING FROM OUR COUNTRY!!!
To all those racist people!

Y'all are immigrants too. This country is based on immigrants. They built it. How would you feel if someone says to you: "Why don't you take your whole American family and go back to England where you belong". See! Changes things. And for the record the West of USA was Mexico which was taken by USA during the Mexican-American War!
easy

Hackettstown, NJ

#166 Mar 25, 2013
One of the eligibility requirements for FAFSA is: "You must be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States with a valid Social Security Number (SSN)." Therefore, allowing undocumented immigrants to attend college will not affect financial aid numbers, because it's only reserved for people who meet the aforementioned eligibility requirement.

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