Nancy Pelosi: take college discounts from citizens, give them to illegal aliens
Posted Tue, Feb 2, 2007 at 9:29 am
Nancy Pelosi spoke at a town hall meeting at Arizona State University in Tempe on Monday, and was joined Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ed Pastor (D-AZ), Harry Mitchell (D-AZ), and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).
...In a news conference following the meeting, Pelosi made reference to the effect of Proposition 300, an Arizona initiative passed by voters in November that requires illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition to attend public universities and community colleges.Our country does not benefit by providing yet another incentive for illegal aliens to come here and for Mexico to keep sending us their unwanted population. What she supports would take discounts from U.S. citizens and give them to foreign citizens who are here illegally. She is in effect turning her back on those she's supposed to represent, and she is, yet again, unclear on who she works for: the U.S. or Mexico.
"Our country does not benefit by our depriving young people of an education," Pelosi said.
Pastor said comprehensive immigration-reform legislation will be introduced in Congress next month and it will include provisions that would allow undocumented students who grow up in the United States and graduate from high school to pay in-state college tuition.Aka the "DREAM Act".