The crisis of student loans in this country is undeniable.
Yet, at the very same time another crisis - the crisis of discrimination against students who are in the U.S. legally in favor of those who have crossed the border and remain in the U.S. illegally, continues.
At first - do you still remember that? - some portion of the U.S. population was euphoric, that was very obvious from social media comments, about President Trump's immigration orders snubbed by federal courts.
It was illegal, as the President was in his own right to enforce federal immigration laws enacted by federal legislature, the people's representatives, but that did not matter much for federal courts who have long usurped the power in this country to MAKE the law on their whim.
States suing the President (in his official capacity, so they are suing every American taxpayer when they are suing the President of the U.S.) were arguing to the federal courts that denying or even slowing down the process of issuing visas to foreign students is the equivalent of denial to the states of an important source of revenue, as foreign students who are coming on legal visas, are usually pay higher tuition than Americans.
At that background, it appears completely bizarre and counter-intuitive when the same states who claim, in one set of lawsuits against President Trump's immigration-related Executive Order, that LEGAL immigrants are important sources of revenues for states - and thus had courts stop the Executive Order, even though financial harm is not a constitutional injury (again, federal courts do not care what the law is, only what will gain them the most publicity, the most free national and international trips from sponsors of anti-Trump campaigns and promotion with the possible next, Democratic - they hope - President), give illegal immigrants a free ride in the same state universities that fleece legal immigrants for higher tuition rates.
See, for example, Duke University's "policy" of "meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need" for "undocumented immigrants" (the legal term: "illegal aliens").
Of course, when you are in the country illegally, you most likely have no money because of at least some businesses following the law and refusing to hire you, so you will have "a demonstrated need".
And, with that "demonstrated need", you will be entitled for you know how much, to go to Duke University? How about $70,092, more than an average American working family gets.
That creates a unique incentive for immigrants to simply go to Mexico, walk across the border and get free medical care, free public education for their children, and now free college education - something that American citizens and legal residents, are not entitled to.
I wonder whether college graduates and current students who are in the country legally will jump up and down with joy on hearing that their tuition and tuition increases, burdening them until old age, making them live at home with their parents to save money and preventing them from marrying, having a house and starting a family is to be used to pay for a free ride of illegal aliens.
In other words, communism has arrived to America, albeit for just one "social group" - illegal aliens.
What Bernie Sanders promised to all Americans, Americans are now forced to pay through taxes, without their consent, for education of illegal alien which they themselves
Oh, and look at this wonderful vignette: Duke is warning illegal aliens in its financial aid policy that if their immigration status changes, "components of the student's award may also change", too,
the apparent translation into the normal people's English: if you become legal, you will lose money and will have to pay for your education on your own.
The same happened in Emory College, a private university that also just announced a policy of free tuition to illegal alien students, of course, paid for by tuition of students who are American citizens or who have a legal immigration status.
Emory's tuition is currently:
- $50,000 to legal American students;
- $70,000 to legal student visa holders; and
- $0 to illegal aliens.