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You made an assumption here, and an insulting one at that. I am not trying to insult the subject of this thread's intelligence, I am distraught with the method she took to arrive at this point. Illegally.
Originally posted by staple
Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented student"is like calling a drug dealer an Unlicensed Pharmacist?
When she turned 18 she should have made right on her immigration status. What blows me away is how long she stayed in the country illegally.
Originally posted by space cadet
So this girl has been in the US illegally since she was 11, she is now 21, was stopped for a traffic violation ( which btw has not been revealed what that was originally) and it was discovered she is an illegal alien, no license, no insurance, and she had been stopped just last week in Alabama and was taken to a deportation facilty, but was released.
So in the 10 years she has been here she has taken advantage of the system to get into college, most likely as a minority she quickly sailed in and used every available financial assistance there is, she is about to graduate that college with honors.
Smart enough to beat the system and get into college, make great grades, but not smart enough to become legal, not smart enough to drive legally, at what point would she become legal? How many students get turned down for a rightful spot in college because it is filled by an illegal alien?
I am sure she is not the only one.
I am all for education, but it fails to impress me that she was driving with no license, no insurance but yet eligible to recieve grants see her way through college, something my wonderful, american neice cannot do. She is legal, she was an honor student, but when applying for assistance she was not eligible for enough grant money to see her way through. And I am talking about the same damn college. KSU.
Now supporters think she should not be deported because she was 'only trying to get an education'. How freakin smart do you have to be to know you are ILLEGAL and need to fix that before you go taking advantage of programs you are not elligible for? How smart was she to continually drive with no insurance? At what point does an illegal make him/her self legal? How?
This is maddening. I think of my niece, actually 3 of them, who applied themselves and could have benifitted greatly by being in college, no wonder that there aren't enough grant funds for them.
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Originally posted by space cadet
So this girl has been in the US illegally since she was 11, she is now 21,
So in the 10 years she has been here she has taken advantage of the system
Originally posted by Reality Hurtz
Mexicans have made an art of playing the race card in this issue, ie anyone who is for securing the border and deporting the illegals who drain our resources is a "racist". This is a simple tactic to cloud the real issue. They are so fond of crying that "you just hate Latinos!" or some such nonsense.
Put aside your knowledge of geography for a moment and imagine that we shared a border with China. Hordes of Chinese run in here everyday and start taking jobs and resources away from us, hanging Chinese flags everywhere, demanding that we speak Mandarin, etc. and we get angry and demand the border be secured. Is it because we hate asians? No, it is a natural response to invasion.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by Izarith
I agree 100% with what you wrote. This thread is shocking and so judgmental of a young woman, and not a single one of them even knows what the situtations. They want a free nation, but its a mad max, corporate heartless rule of laws, and judgments on everyone. In fact, seems to be resenting someone else's ability because it didn't happen to their niece.
Originally posted by expat2368
So this woman enters the U.S. illegally, takes full advantage of the "system" and funds that were intended for legal residents and citizens, lies when questioned by a law enforcement officer, and this is a civil rights disaster?
Take every asset she has gained while illegally here and ship her butt back from whence she came.
The disaster is that the federal government has done a more than miserable job of enforcing our immigration laws.
[edit on 16-5-2010 by expat2368]
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Is it even possible, as a minority, to not get financial aid ... unless you're parents make a ton of money, I'd imagine even still there's some grant for (insert race/ethnicity) so that the college can boast a more "diverse" crowd.
Originally posted by mothershipzeta
There's your problem. You assume that the people hanging the flags and speaking the language are here illegally. THAT is why people would call you a hater or a racist.