Immigrant scholarship program to take applications

Full story: Clover Herald

When 25-year-old Rigoberto Padilla first enrolled in one of Chicago's community colleges in 2007, there were few financial aid options available for illegal immigrants like him.
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Michael

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LoveAmerica

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They are already applied for Pell grant/loans.That money was given out already,I worked at a financial Aid office. They are competing with American students and limited Dollars.They have their own Organizations in every College/University that alerts them on how to get the most and apply early before the money runs out.

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Oct 28, 2012
 
we knew this was coming,not only would they be untouched they will be rewarded off tax payers while taking away from citizens. the money has to come from somewhere so there is cutting coming for citizens who use financial aide for school.

here in ca brown is trying to get fools to vote to pay more taxes to cover his dream act. ruining cities towns and schools one at a time to cater to invaders at our cost.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
Isn't assisting others to evade or violate the law a crime in itself?
LoveAmerica

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Here in Chicago we pay Higher Taxes(State)including fees. A city windshield sticker is 85$ and city plate is 75$(and thats for a sedan, 10 plus dollars for cigs(I don't smoke tho so that doesn't affect me,soda tax/water tax,higher property tax and now they are attempting to institute a bullet tax for those who own Guns,the list goes on.This is Obama hometown,, he needs the AA vote along with the illegal alien vote,,, so go figure. Chicago is a Sanctuary City and all the illegals receive,,, you name it, they get it. There are more and more coming from other states where there is a limit as to what they recieve,,, so they are coming in droves in order to recieve the max. The Cartels have pockets everywhere and we have a problem with drunk drivers too. Chicago is a mess.

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cjrian wrote:
Isn't assisting others to evade or violate the law a crime in itself?
yes it is,yet it like all other things on this issue those paid to enforce those laws are ordered to look the other way.
concerned

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Oct 28, 2012
 
can we get a tax to enforce illegals to be removed from our country rather them not be here
ronnie

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Oct 28, 2012
 
Are they kidding????? American students should be the only people to get Scholarships. The Federal Government is offering grant's in Utah and at the Community College several employees that work with International Students started out as illegals from Latin America.... They're everywhere, now folks. How they got in to those positions has baffled me.Utah has pampered illegals.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
ronnie wrote:
Are they kidding????? American students should be the only people to get Scholarships. The Federal Government is offering grant's in Utah and at the Community College several employees that work with International Students started out as illegals from Latin America.... They're everywhere, now folks. How they got in to those positions has baffled me.Utah has pampered illegals.
They have their own organization(most likely an appendage of La Raza) in these Colleges/University. It's Chicano this,Chicano that.

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Oct 28, 2012
 
Every seat a illegal alien takes up is a seat a American is left out of.

It's only a matter of time before immigration enforcement comes back into play. Even if illegal aliens get private funds they still get funds from the local government to keep them living, like welfare, medical and still producing crime. Even if they were to finish school they can not work, they can not work at any position where they have to be licensed by the state or federal government.

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LoveAmerica wrote:
They are already applied for Pell grant/loans.That money was given out already,I worked at a financial Aid office. They are competing with American students and limited Dollars.They have their own Organizations in every College/University that alerts them on how to get the most and apply early before the money runs out.
Give it time, America is broke. States don't have the money to run themselves. The funds are drying up. Maryland will be voting for or against illegal alien students getting in state tuition on Nov 6th. If they are willing to pay for illegal aliens who have no right to be here and should be deported not asking for funds to go to school.
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Give it time, America is broke. States don't have the money to run themselves. The funds are drying up. Maryland will be voting for or against illegal alien students getting in state tuition on Nov 6th. If they are willing to pay for illegal aliens who have no right to be here and should be deported not asking for funds to go to school.
I pray you are right Sir.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
Yet another way to coddle the Illegal Alien. Paid for with tax dollars contributed by financially strapped citizens.

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spytheweb wrote:
Every seat a illegal alien takes up is a seat a American is left out of.
It's only a matter of time before immigration enforcement comes back into play. Even if illegal aliens get private funds they still get funds from the local government to keep them living, like welfare, medical and still producing crime. Even if they were to finish school they can not work, they can not work at any position where they have to be licensed by the state or federal government.
I figure if you can't beat out an illegal immigrant for a scholarship, you probably aren't worthy of a scholarship.

Seriously, what kind of "scholar" are you if you get your ass kicked by some immigrant kid who probably speaks English as a second language, has no one in his family who ever went to college, and probably worked in the fields his whole life?

I don't think the US government should fund "illegals."

However, I'd be happy to fund hard working, high achieving immigrant kids over some lackluster American slacker.

I already fund small college scholarships for kids from working class families (generally, I provide scholarships to 2-years of community college, followed by 2 years at a state school). Honestly, I'd be willing to sponsor a scholarship for a hard working immigrant kid who promised to stay in the USA. Far better than wasting the money on yet another American slacker who is using college as an excuse to avoid adult responsibility.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
I want to make it clear.

I am against government funding of college for "illegals."

But I'd be glad to do it for hard working kids. Hell, I'd hire them when they finish, if they do well.

I want to bring the best and brightest to the USA. I'd rather support a bright, hard working Mexican born kid who wants to live in the USA than some mediocre American slacker dip shit who thinks he has a "right" to attend college (on taxpayer money) despite putting in very little effort.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
libertarian4321 wrote:
I want to make it clear.
I am against government funding of college for "illegals."
But I'd be glad to do it for hard working kids. Hell, I'd hire them when they finish, if they do well.
I want to bring the best and brightest to the USA. I'd rather support a bright, hard working Mexican born kid who wants to live in the USA than some mediocre American slacker dip shit who thinks he has a "right" to attend college (on taxpayer money) despite putting in very little effort.
What ever happened to qualifying for college admission? Why should public funds be used by non citizens?

How does a Degree in say Hispanic studies help the United States?

The average educational level in Mexico is about sixth grade. How is a sixth grader the "best and Brightest"?

Why must everyone be a college graduate?

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What ever happened to qualifying for college admission? Why should public funds be used by non citizens?
How does a Degree in say Hispanic studies help the United States?
The average educational level in Mexico is about sixth grade. How is a sixth grader the "best and Brightest"?
Why must everyone be a college graduate?
I don't advocate public funding of college for illegals OR for American citizens.

I provide scholarships for young, working class kids. Most are Hispanic (I live in a city that is majority Hispanic). I do NOT provide scholarships for "Hispanic studies" or any similar bull crap. I fund scholarships for kids who want to go into math, science, engineering, business, and medicine.

Clearly, the kids that are being talked about here are GOOD STUDENTS, they aren't morons. I'm considering sponsoring another kid in the coming year- I'd consider an "illegal" kid if he was really sharp and a hard worker (again, this is MY money, not tax money- so I can choose whomever I want).

Not everyone should go to college. But the bright kids should- regardless of their socio economic status or immigration status. I'd rather fund college for a bright, hard working kid who was born in Mexico than some mediocre slacker American kid who thinks college is his birthright. I fund kids who are hungry for success, not spoiled brats (again, it's my money, so I get to make the call).

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Oct 29, 2012
 
There shouldn't be any programs for illegal aliens. They want to apply and pay the going rate under a "foreign student" visa let em, otherwise deport them.
Dee Dee Dee

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Oct 29, 2012
 
Take from the middle class and poor and give to the illegal alien.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
LoveAmerica wrote:
They are already applied for Pell grant/loans.That money was given out already,I worked at a financial Aid office. They are competing with American students and limited Dollars.They have their own Organizations in every College/University that alerts them on how to get the most and apply early before the money runs out.
This is a total outrage!

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