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Santa Ana College will dedicate a scholarship for illegal immigrant students in memory of 27-year-old immigration activist Tam Ngoc Tran of Garden Grove, who was killed in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver in Maine on May 15.
The college is creating a $2,500 matching scholarship in Tran's name and is hoping that more people come forward with donations to add to it. ...
Originally posted by jjkenobi
I can only hope it's a trap to get them to apply so they can then be deported.
Besides, what's an illegal alien who quote "only does jobs Americans won't do" unquote need a college degree for?
Originally posted by RedmoonMWC
I'm sorry, but shouldn't a public community college (supported with taxpayer dollars) be required to report Illegal Aliens to ICE rather than give them a semi-free ride?
This is ridiculous.
Originally posted by Cassey222
Born and raised in California but had the 'pleasure' (whatever that is worth) of living in the east for 12 years. California is being taken over, it is not the place where I grew up and you are seeing things like this because in those areas it typically is nothing but one ethnic group. Please do not let stories like this taint California but act quickly in building that wall because what we have is infectious. Of course you could probably cut off the top third of Cali and give it to Oregon or Arizona, it isn't that bad yet. Just let me know first so I can get the hell out of the valley before you lock us in lol.
Weidner repeatedly emphasized to FoxNews.com that no public funds would be used for the scholarship.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., whose district includes the taxpayer-funded Santa Ana College, says that isn't quite true — because the scholarship diverts resources from Americans in need of education funds.
"The fact that a public employee of a public college is seeking to circumvent immigration laws is problematic," he told FoxNews.com. "The fact that it's being associated with a public institution means there's public funds involved: If you have a fund being operated by public employees, it's public."
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by black cat
I don't know if illegal aliens can file for Federal Financial aid because an ITIN may suffice, and many illegal aliens have ITIN's.
What is an ITIN used for?
ITINs are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose. An ITIN does not authorize work in the U.S. or provide eligibility for Social Security benefits or the Earned Income Tax Credit. ITINs are not valid identification outside the tax system.
IRS issues ITINs to help individuals comply with the U.S. tax laws, and to provide a means to efficiently process and account for tax returns and payments for those not eligible for Social Security Numbers.
Some private colleges have offered financial aid to students, regardless of their immigration status. For example, The Tennessean reports that Lipscomb University, a private, liberal arts institution which has admitted and provided financial aid to undocumented students for years...
"It would be fine with me if our government took the lead in this immigration conversation," explained L. Randolph Lowry, president of Lipscomb, to the Tennessean. "But as the federal government is doing whatever it is or is not doing, we are graduating Hispanic students from Nashville's high schools. Taxpayers are paying for that whether they are documented or not. . . . So the question becomes, 'What's next?'"