Nation: Some of these student walkouts are giving us quotes that show a lack of understanding on what illegal means to them.
|"I am doing this for my dad," said Jesus Maldonado, a freshman at Canutillo High School. "He was born in Mexico but he was raised in Houston. If this bill passes, he'll be sent back. It's not right because all these years he has been giving to this government, working here and paying taxes."|
Okay, just paying sales tax on something doesn't really give you the right to be here. Everyone pays sales taxes and various other taxes, you are not going to get a cookie for it.
|A march from the Canutillo campus to Franklin High School began at 8:30 a.m. after students passed out fliers calling for a walkout in solidarity with other high schools that were protesting H.R. 4437. The bill would make living as an undocumented immigrant in the United States a felony and calls for the construction of a 700-mile border wall.
Once at Franklin High School, Canutillo students were disappointed that protesters from the campus did not join them. Students at Franklin said administrators kept them in class so that they would not meet up with the marchers.
As students marched down Resler and along Mesa waving a Mexican flag, they were called losers and told to "go back to Mexico" by some passers-by. Other people drove by with large American flags or stood on street corners with smaller U.S. flags.
"We respect their right to protest because that's what we are doing," said Eliezer Pasillas, a senior at Canutillo High School. "I am holding the Mexican flag because it means a lot to us and shows our heritage. We don't have a problem with people holding up the American flag. What bothers us is when they ridicule us and try to make us feel worthless."
Why thank you for letting people in the United States of America know you have no problem with them flying the American flag and respecting their right to protest illegal aliens demanding rights they have no right too.
|When a business owner and his employees stood outside of their Resler Drive offices holding an American flag, a few students began to throw water bottles and rocks until they were urged to stop by police and classmates, including Pasillas.
"I heard a loud ruckus outside of my business, and when I peered out the front door, I saw a mob of kids who were chanting 'Viva Mexico!' I personally find that offensive," said Dean Balmer, owner of Dean Balmer Insurance.
"I don't have a problem with immigration -- I don't even have a view on the issue -- but I am a proud American so I went outside and held out the American flag."
No respect and no class.
|TOPEKA - At least 100 high school students circled the Capitol with Mexican and American flags this morning protesting federal proposals that could deport their parents.
"We just want to be heard," 15-year-old Oscar Martinez said holding a Mexican flag with two other students from Topeka's Highland Park High School.
"It's our future what they decide on," Ashley Ortiz, a 17-year-old, said.
The students, most of whom said their families are here illegally, gathered on the Capitol steps shouting "We want rights."
You have the right to go back to your country of origin and apply for a green card like you are supposed to do, other than that because you are an illegal alien, you don't have all the rights given to citizens and legal residents. Its a shocking concept, but bear with us on it.
Illegals want tuition breaks in New Jersey.
|TRENTON – As the U.S. Senate continued debates on how to handle the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, more than 100 people rallied outside the State House on Thursday to demand that undocumented students be allowed to pay in-state college tuition rates.
The protesters, mainly Latino college students and undocumented immigrants from around the state, expressed frustration over a bill in the Education Committee of the state Senate that has languished since 2003. The bill would allow illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates. A similar legislative proposal, known as the DREAM Act, is pending at the federal level.
"It's not my fault that I am here, it was not my decision to come here," said Evelyn Gonzalez, a high school senior whose family came illegally from El Salvador. "My life is here in New Jersey."
Standing at a podium outside the State House, Gonzalez said to cheers: "My friends, my family, my education and my future are all here, and I feel like there is nothing worse for me than not being able to go to college because I am part of this culture now."
Sen. Ronald Rice, D-Essex, told the crowd that he found little logic in public policy that deems it crucial that all children, regardless of immigration status, receive an education, but that then makes it difficult for undocumented students to continue studying after high school.
"We all pay for that public education to develop those minds," Rice said. "The only world they know is this country. Yet when the time comes to go to college, they're treated [differently]."
Linden resident Ron Bass thinks students like Gonzalez should be treated differently from students who live here legally. Bass, founder of United Patriots of America, a group that favors strict immigration enforcement, said: "She and her family should be deported. They shouldn't be here. They broke our laws."
The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act forbade states from granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants based on residency because those students would be paying less than out-of-state U.S. citizens.
Amazing, how about they leave, get a student visa and come back to get educated? The fact people think this is a good idea will continue to make illegals come in bigger numbers than before because they realize they can get away with it.
But states like Nebraska will let them get away with it
|The children of illegal aliens would be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a bill given first-round approval Wednesday night by the Legislature.
Governor Dave Heineman previously indicated he was likely to veto the bill if it reached his desk. His veto would be brushed aside, however, if 30 lawmakers voted for an override. The bill passed with exactly 30 votes.
Senator Adrian Smith of Gering, a candidate for the GOP congressional nomination in the 3rd District, said the bill “encourages illegal immigration and undermines federal immigration policy.”
Proponents of the measure said it would encourage young immigrants to obtain citizenship, and to stay in Nebraska and contribute to the economy.
Nebraska would be the tenth state to adopt such a law.
To qualify for in-state tuition the students would have to live in Nebraska for at least three years, graduate from a Nebraska high school or obtain a GED, and sign affidavits swearing they would apply to be permanent legal residents of the U.S.|
Everything is alright, they get to "swear" they might apply for legal resident. If we are going that route, how about they show proof first they applied for legal residency? Too much sense?