The Atlantic is having a conniption fit because American colleges are denying illegal immigrants entry. You know, what should have happened at the border. Whoops. They think spending money to maintain a functional immigration process is ludicrous. Said money would be better poured into educating illegals so they don’t become our slaves. Or something. I’m sure Melissa Harris-Perry is on board (see Melissa Harris-Perry: Illegals Are… America’s New Slaves?).
What’s more, by denying undocumented immigrants educational opportunities, they remain trapped in a kind of permanent underclass – unable to get jobs that require training beyond a high-school diploma. “You have a population of young people who can drive to low-wage jobs, but be denied higher education,” says Laura Emiko Soltis, executive director of Freedom University. “They are a captive low-wage labor force.”
The people who broke the law to force themselves into the country are our ‘captive low-wage labor force’… Ah, it all makes sense now. That must be why we don’t deport anybody (read Want to Avoid Deportation? Be Transgender!). Though if we did, I’d suggest starting with the writers at “The Atlantic.”
It’s as if the left doesn’t want there to be any benefits to being an American. They want to reward
people criminals for breaking the law. No wonder so many illegals don’t care to become citizens. Why should they? They’re already getting all the perks.
Over the last decade, the national trend has gone in the other direction, with states introducing and passing legislation that allows undocumented immigrants to attend public colleges… Six states – California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington – extend financial aid to undocumented students in need. Some states, including Illinois, have even set up special funds specifically to provide undocumented students financial assistance for college.
States are already required to provide illegal immigrants a free education all the way through high school. And again, they’re already sidestepping a huge legal process to be here! Sorry, illegals. I know, I know you’ve traveled far and through dangerous terrain to get here, blahblahblah. That doesn’t change the fact that in this case, you don’t deserve any kind of subsidized American education unless you become an American. Until then…