The Boston Globe Democrat (copyright: Michael Graham) runs an editorial every few months urging the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a law giving undocumented Americans (illegal aliens) in-state tuition at state colleges. They use the same BS talking points every time. They say, their parents work and pay taxes in the state. They also say, the immigrants must go to a Massachusetts high school for three years and graduate. Then the bill comes out and it never says anything about parents or paying taxes and it also says, must graduate from a Massachusetts high school or “THE EQUIVELENT THEREOF”. That means someone can cross the Rio Grande, drive to Massachusetts with a Mexican Diploma and they would be eligible for in-state tuition. Thankfully this is one issue the legislature listens to the citizens and votes it down.
posted on 10/01/2008 5:20:56 AM PDT
(Deport them all... Let God sort them out!)
State subsidized education is that for a good reason. So those that live and work and PAY TAXES in the state get a break.
You’re right. I don’t buy this garbage that most illegals pay taxes. They do pay sales tax and other assorted taxes but not SS, income, and medicaid/medicare. If they do, they have committed ID FRAUD, ID THEFT, USING FAKE DOCS and those are felonies punishable by prison time and big-time fines.
Off the books hiring also leads to: welfare fraud, medical fraud, ETC.
Thank goodness they have some sense in the legislature. If obama has his way, the state leg won’t have to worry anymore, it will become a national law that every state has to follow.
I say that mandates, esp about illegal immigration, is TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. (I feel better now after ranting).
posted on 10/01/2008 10:34:49 AM PDT
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