When deciding on a college, funding options are everything — especially these days. More than ever, the cost of college forces a decision that affects a young life long-term. As a result of factors such as state residency, sometimes location is the only factor in play despite any personal wishes.
According to the Democratic leadership, this situation should only be fixed for one group: illegal immigrants.
The DREAM Act would, among other things, allow illegal immigrants of “good standing” to obtain a college education while being charged the in-state tuition no matter their location, as well as give them provisionary status through the filing of applications that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not be allowed to see.
Hence, not only is it a slap in the face to our border security laws — which, according to a certain judge, are being secured “overwhelmingly” — but to America’s youth.
Aside from the economy posing a fiscal challenge for many families attempting to send children to college, this administration is attempting to further chip away at the nation’s future.
ObamaCare passes more debt to young citizens. The student loan takeover lands on the youth of America as well. Now, the DREAM Act lands a blow: considering the beneficiaries are illegal immigrants, not only will they avoid footing the bill for this someday, but they will receive a discount that young citizens only dream of.
Sadly, when the idea of full in-state tuition for all is examined, all you find is this pending legislation.
Senator Harry Reid has already attempted to pass the DREAM Act in the past by attaching it to a military funding bill. This time, America looks to be more aware: we know the Act is on the lame-duck session to-do list, and rewarding lawlessness is not going to sneak by this nation unnoticed.