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Should we give federal financial aid to undocumented immigrants?

Asked by: lyla
  • YES! They should

    There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students — children born out of the Country who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents — who graduate from U.S. high schools each year. These children are guaranteed an education in U.S. public schools through grade 12, but can’t receive an education after that. Each year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, many at the top of their classes, but cannot go to college, join the military, work, or otherwise pursue their dreams.There are many Reasons why Undocumented kids should be able to receive Financial Aid, but we are only going to cover the main points. A large study that was done by Harvard, found that a large proportion of undocumented college-age individuals are likely to stay in the United States even if they don't have access to higher education. It is in the best interest of everyone to provide access to higher education for the undocumented students that live in the state. Another reason is: how would it feel to graduate from high school, then get into a amazing college and then find out that you can’t go because you are not a U.S citizen. How would you feel? Also according to a UCLA study, students that are affected by the DREAM Act will create $1.4 to $3.6 trillion in taxable revenue.

  • Yes, they need it.

    The reason that undocumented immigrants exist is that they want to give themselves and their families a chance at a better life. Im sure that those who have come here illegally would be open to pay taxes and take responsibility for being a citizen, but they simply can't. They barely have enough food to eat, maybe not even that. They need to survive, and their lives come before them paying their taxes. If the government can give these struggling people enough money to get a shot at life here, I'm sure that the immigrants would be willing to give it all they have to become an American. Its not a question of wether or not the immigrants are refusing to pay their bills, they can't.

  • Yes, we should!

    Many of undocumented students go through school with high hopes that they can continue their studies after they graduate high school, but they cant since they don't have the money for it. Their parents brought them as kids so they can have a chance at a better life, they deserve it!

    Posted by: lyla
  • YES! They should

    There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students — children born out of the Country who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents — who graduate from U.S. high schools each year. These children are guaranteed an education in U.S. public schools through grade 12, but can’t receive an education after that. Each year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, many at the top of their classes, but cannot go to college, join the military, work, or otherwise pursue their dreams.There are many Reasons why Undocumented kids should be able to receive Financial Aid, but we are only going to cover the main points. A large study that was done by Harvard, found that a large proportion of undocumented college-age individuals are likely to stay in the United States even if they don't have access to higher education. It is in the best interest of everyone to provide access to higher education for the undocumented students that live in the state. Another reason is: how would it feel to graduate from high school, then get into a amazing college and then find out that you can’t go because you are not a U.S citizen. How would you feel? Also according to a UCLA study, students that are affected by the DREAM Act will create $1.4 to $3.6 trillion in taxable revenue.

  • They need a fair chance to do great things!

    Hello everyone, today we are arguing that undocumented immigrants should be allowed financial aid when applying to college. Many kids that have immigrated to The U.S.A. did not chose to. When they were minors, their parents crossed the border with them. They were too young to make that decision for themselves, and got stuck in our school systems filled with loopholes and bias on undocumented children. One major debate is whether these kids should get financial aid or not. These kids have been living here as long as they can remember, and yet they don’t get to go to college to create a better chance in career paths and life. They should be given financial aid. It is the only fair choice, because the decision to come to the U.S. was legally not theirs to make. Also, if they were given the opportunity, they could become the next Albert Einstein. They could be the doctor that 3D printed you a heart. They could do great things if they were given the opportunity to be fully educated, but they will never get a chance to if we don’t allow them to.
    There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students — children born out of the Country who are not U.S. citizens or legal residents — who graduate from U.S. high schools each year. These children are guaranteed an education in U.S. public schools through grade 12, but can’t receive an education after that. Each year, approximately 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school, many at the top of their classes, but cannot go to college, join the military, work, or otherwise pursue their dreams.There are many Reasons why Undocumented kids should be able to receive Financial Aid, but we are only going to cover the main points. A large study that was done by Harvard, found that a large proportion of undocumented college-age individuals are likely to stay in the United States even if they don't have access to higher education. It is in the best interest of everyone to provide access to higher education for the undocumented students that live in the state. Another reason is: how would it feel to graduate from high school, then get into a amazing college and then find out that you can’t go because you are not a U.S citizen. How would you feel? Also according to a UCLA study, students that are affected by the DREAM Act will create $1.4 to $3.6 trillion in taxable revenue.

  • They are illegal

    If they are undocumented, then their parents have not been paying taxes. Which means the parents have not contributed to that money at all. In addition it also mean THEY are not paying taxes and will not pay taxes after school when they get a job so STILL wont be feeding into the system. Plus it takes financial aid away from U.S. citizens.

    If they apply to become citizens and go through the system then they can become eligible for aid. Also, if we allowed undocumented students to receive aid, then more would come to America illegally just to attend school on Americas dime.

    I have no issues with immigrants, but ILLEGALS don't help the economy! They just steal resources from U.S. citizens, immigrants and those born here!

  • No we should not.

    If immigrants truly want to learn something, we can teach them that in our country, federal crimes (such as illegal immigration) are not rewarded with federal hand-outs. Or are they? Anyways, from a legal perspective, America can't even properly take care of its legal citizens at the moment, let alone its illegal immigrants. A nation should always be as humanitarian as possible, but only after it's able to look after it's own. So when we are not trillions of dollars in debt to China, I'm all for the humanitarian bus! Until then, let's worry about our citizens and the immigrants who respect our current system of legal immigration, otherwise the reason illegals are fleeing to the U.S. will be the reason that its contributing, law abiding citizens will end up fleeing away from it.

  • Absolute Not. They should get nothing.

    Illegal immigrants should not receive any aids, federal or state. They are criminals and should be handled as such. They should be deported and those housing them or hire them for work should be charged and fined.

    Giving them aids will be enabling lawbreakers. This type of behavior is absolutely unacceptable.

  • Of course not

    We dont give it to many legal immigrants so why should undocumented immigrants get it ?. Sorry but financial aid is for citizens. We need to give a incentive to become a legalized citizen. You cant just come here and get free stuff. We have enough illegals as it is.


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