September 8, 2007
University of the Day: Arizona State
As the DREAM Act remains in limbo in Congress and some states are making it more difficult for undocumented students to attend, one university is stepping up to help undocumented students get a higher education. As many as 200 undocumented immigrants who graduated from Arizona high schools have received private scholarship money through Arizona State University to help pay for out-of-state tuition this semester. University President Michael Crow said at a Friday luncheon that aid has gone to 150 to 200 students, and based on his estimate, the total amount disbursed is about $1.8 million. The program uses private money already in the university's coffers to help bridge the gap for Arizona high-school graduates ineligible for in-state tuition because of Proposition 300, a new voter-approved law that requires undocumented residents to pay the higher out-of-state tab, Crow said.
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This definitely falls under the category of aiding an abetting illegal aliens, and as such should be dealt with severely. If indeed they have gone to the effort of ascertaining immigration status, and have used it as a basis for granting scholarships, they have broken the law and are subject to prosecution. Tsk, tsk, immigration lawyers giving approbation to breaking our laws, just how far will they go in breaking their oath to support the Constitution? Officers of the court or rogues?
Posted by: Horace | Sep 8, 2007 11:25:15 AM
The university is using money it already has to create scholarships. They only need to prove that they graduated from an Arizona high school. The scholarship is open for every one, illegal or not. They are not receiving special attention. If a citizen applies, he/she can get the scholarshp instead.
Posted by: celia | Sep 8, 2007 2:03:44 PM