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Monday, August 1, 2011

Illegals Win Another One, while the American Citizen Gets the Shaft...Again!

As a teacher and a LEGAL CITIZEN of the United States, the law that Gov. Quinn just passed is yet another slap in the face to all hard working, AMERICAN CITIZENS.  Obviously, words mean nothing today.  ILLEGALS can now go to college on scholarship thanks to Governor Quinn.  Once again the state of Illinois celebrates and rewards ILLEGAL (which really means against the law for those who might be confused) behavior. 


Quinn Signs Illinois Dream Act in Chicago

Updated: Monday, 01 Aug 2011, 1:26 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 01 Aug 2011, 9:25 AM CDT
Associated Press

Chicago - Gov. Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Dream Act Monday, a bill that gives illegal immigrants access to private scholarships for college and lets them enroll in state college savings programs.

"We say to all the people of our country and our state, we want everybody in and nobody left out," Quinn told a packed auditorium at a high school in a Latino neighborhood of Chicago. "Education is the key to opportunity in a democracy." (and breaking the law I guess is democratic as well...)

Called the Illinois Dream Act, the law creates a nine-member commission to establish scholarships for illegal immigrant children with private donations, not taxpayer money (let's just wait and see). Quinn was quick to personally pledge $1,000 to the fund. (Of course he did.)

Immigrant children here legally and illegally can qualify if they attend an Illinois high school for at least three years and have at least one parent who immigrated to the United States.

Private scholarships are among the few ways that illegal immigrants can pay for college because they don't qualify for government financial aid.  (I am here legally and didn't qualify for aid.  I had to get a job to pay for my tuition!)

The new law also lets anyone with a Social Security number or taxpayer identification number enroll in state-run college savings programs.

Illinois already offers in-state tuition rates to undocumented (READ illegal) students at public universities.

Tania Unzueta, a 27-year-old graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago who says she's undocumented (READ illegal) , was ecstatic about the new law.

"It's been so frustrating to know undocumented (READ illegal) young people who don't graduate from high school because they don't think they can go to college," she said. (Yeah, that's the reason.)

Unzueta said she is lucky to have gone to college and on to graduate school, something that more people will now be able to do because of increased access to private scholarships under the law.
But Unzueta, who has been in the United States since she was 10, said that still doesn't solve the problem of what undocumented (READ illegal)students do after college because they are not legally allowed to work in this country (because they are here against the law).

"I have one more year to graduate and I don't know what I'm going to do next," she said. (How about becoming a citizen legally!) Unzueta said there needs to be comprehensive immigration reform.

Proposed federal legislation with a name similar to Illinois' new law would give some illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Illinois' law has no impact on a person's immigration status.

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2 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! You go girl!! Tweeting this one ~ right on!

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  2. Great stuff!! I am so so sick of this!!

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