Why is it that a certain benefit can be offered to a Caucasian, United States citizen who has been in and out of jail, who has been involved with drugs and gangs. However, it cannot be offered to a Mexican student, who is determined to succeed educationally - and the only issue is that he/she is undocumented. Why is it okay to reject one or the other? It is not.
Its every human birthright to education anywhere in the world so why not in the most developed country in the world?
Especially education to woman from develop n under develop world, who come to this country for higher education , n due to circumtance beyond their control are not able to do so.. It will help bring their confidence, and they are more prepared to handle the modern and every changing society.
Its almost become a necessity than a privilege.
A paper can't determine their potential. Blacks were once struggling to be accepted into the American society, they should get an opportunity as well. Isn't the US about spreading equality among the nation? All people should be equal. Also, it is students who want to continue with their education, not criminals that want to do bad in society.
They chose to come to America for a reason, the promise of freedom. What the opposing side is basically saying is that these people came to a land that promised freedom and also supports a dream of a bright future and now what you are doing is saying that it was just lies.
Educated people is what's going to make this country get back up on its feet due to this bad economy. Education is not bad and it will just lead to America's best point in many years. There will be more jobs once these students graduate and stat opening their own business.
I believe that they have the right to recieve financial aid not just because they're like everyone else but because many of them have more determination and perseverance than some legal students do. If we help them get the higher education they want and deserve we will also be lowering he amount of money used on some of those immigrants to help with food and housing, etc. One of those immigrants might hold the key to finding the cure for cancer and guess what, we might not get it if that immigrant is one of the many who are denied financial aid.
It's only fair that they get financial aid because they are normal people too that are just trying to get an education. The people whine about Mexicans not being good for anything but when they want the opportunity to get an education the government declines their say. Americans say that Mexicans are taking all the jobs but in REALITY they're just doing all the jobs that Americans WOULDN'T do! If they want Mexicans out I would love to see them working in fields and factories.
Would you rather have an illegal immigrant be on a streetcorner selling dope and crack or actually contributing something to society instead of being a drain?
I think that illegal immigrants are some of the hardest working people in the country. They have often risked their lives to come to this country, work the most demeaning jobs for little pay and, often, live in squalor. If they have the perseverance it takes to get into college, I want them to have all of the help they need.
Put your race in place of (Mexicans) and then respond. Illegals have done more good the building of this country than bad. They have held jobs that no one else would do.
Why don't we give also drunk drivers new Corvettes, and thieves the keys to any house in the neighborhood? As people are dumbed down in this country (become Socialists), they have less understanding of who pays for all of the subsidies. Illegals should pay back all of the health care costs and welfare they have used, then we can revisit the educational subsidy issues.
I agree that first generation immigrants, legal or illegal, work very hard, but it does not mean that second generation immigrants have the same work ethic.
Change the 14th amendment so that it can no longer be abused by an organised infestation of ignorant blood-suckers.
I don't support giving college aid to illegal immigrants. However, I support giving them college loans instead. Grants or aids should only be for legal residence or citizens of USA. The aids coming from the government should be reserved for the legitimate taxpayers of this country and not to the illegals.
The key word here is illegal! How does anyone feel that a person can or should be able to come into another country illegally and recieve the benefits that the country has to offer. I understand that they are hard workers and do not recieve a good pay , I'm a hard worker also and I don't get the pay I deserve either, but I am legal! Everyone is deserving of an education and a better life, all I ask is make them legal and they can get all the financial aid they want and pay back all they get just like we have to do.
Number one, we're at a point where we've got enough of these guys already. Number two, as soon as they see we're giving free money to people who jump the fence or sneak on a boat, more of 'em are gonna come. And lastly, what's to stop these guys from blowing it all on dope anyway?
Basic law of economics: The more you subsidize something the more you get of it. Nothing like increasing the power of the magnet to encourage more illegal immigration. Jerry, you do realize that your state is going bankrupt? This new "entitlement" will not help.
Yes, we are all immigrants, but legal immigrants. Schools should require birth certificates and SS numbers for all students. Illegal immigrants should be deported, not given financial aid, even if the money is donated. They aren't supposed to be here if they are illegal.
Illegal immigrants should not be in the United States at all, let alone receive financial aid funded by American taxpayers. Governor Brown's proposal is all the more preposterous, as California is facing a major budget crisis. Illegal immigrants should not receive any money, but especially in this time when legal citizens are suffering from budget cuts.
I feel that an illegal immigrants should be able to apply for loans like any other student, but should not be able to receive free financial aid because many US students do not even qualify for free aid. But the problem goes even deeper than granting the illegal student financial aid and that is how will they even be able to register? Currently you need a Social Security card to register for college. So if you are illegal you will not have this. So even if Governor Brown allows the illegal students to gain financial aid how will they then register? If the governor grants the illegals financial aid and then he can't register I foresee abuse of the system occurring. Currently, many students apply for financial aid and then quit after the money has been mailed to their home and they never have to pay the money back.