Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey strode onto a Framingham High School stage Monday to give 148 seniors a special holiday gift: a letter from Governor Mitt Romney informing them that they have won four tuition-free years at the state's public colleges and universities.Let's say there wasn't such a law. In that case, four illegal aliens would have taken free scholarships from our own fellow citizens. If a country allows things like that, then perhaps they should just abandon the idea of "citizen" entirely and switch to "resident."
There was only one problem: School officials say that at least four of those who received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship were undocumented immigrants and thus do not qualify for the free tuition program. Federal law prohibits the distribution of government financial aid to those who are here illegally...
...the four undocumented students who received the Romney letter Monday are Brazilian nationals who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents three to six years ago...In other words, they haven't been here since they were two. Does anyone think there's the possibility they were brought here intentionally so they could go to school on our dime? Have any of the dozens of newspapers that have printed similar stories ever - even just once - asked the parents of these children what they were thinking and whether they were trying to rip us off?
Immigration · Wed, 12/21/2005 - 21:04 · Importance: 1