Currently, illegal, aka “undocumented,” aliens are not eligible for federal aid, but that too is likely to change:
“Next month, the Illinois Finance Authority may consider a measure that would allow it to make loans to any of the state’s medical or dental schools, which the schools would then disburse to undocumented students.”
One commentator described Loyola’s decision as “huge.” It is that. Whether it is also a good thing, as this particular leftist implied, is something else entirely.
What is perfectly clear, however, is that Loyola’s action is part and parcel of larger movements afoot in our society, movements that are eroding national sovereignty, the rule of law, limited government, and individual liberty. Those changes are also affecting the nature of medical care: its quality, its efficiency, its cost. Way back in the 1960s, Ronald Reagan pointed out that “one of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism upon a people has been by way of medicine. It is very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project.” Prescient, no?
Reagan’s point hasn’t escaped the administrators at Loyola, which has not only the umbrella of medicine but also, being a Jesuit institution, the canopy of religion under which to crowd its efforts at enforcing “social justice.” The article in Crain’s underscored this point: The decision to admit illegal (“undocumented”) aliens, it pointed out, is “in keeping with the institution’s religious principles that call for social justice.” Quoth the dean “If a Jesuit Catholic school doesn’t do something like this, who would?”
Having been to school with the Jesuits, I take her point. I can’t say that I am reassured by it, though.
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