Thursday, June 15, 2006

In-State, Out-of-State, and Personal Responsibility

Here is the money quote from this story on illegal aliens having problems paying for college:

Like Castro, he graduated from Highland Park and earned a full academic scholarship to the University, as well as a full football scholarship to St. Thomas University. But Mancera wasn’t able to secure residency like Castro, so he couldn’t get either scholarship, he said.

Mancera and Castro said what upset them most was that no one told them until late in high school that being in the United States illegally would prevent them from keeping their scholarships. (emphasis supplied)


Where do I begin? Wow.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mayor of Tommyville said...

Just another sad example of how America's public schools are failing Mexico's kids.

June 16, 2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger Derek Jensen said...

why should the state be involved in a contractual arrangement between a private school (St. Thomas) and an individual?

Where in the Constitution is USGov granted that power?

June 19, 2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

The story talks about government aid and also a football scholarship from St. Thomas. In the case of the government financial aid, the government has the authority to condition government aid on compliance with the law. In the case of the football scholarship, maybe the college has its own policy.

The point of my post was that he should not complain that no one told him the consequences of being in the country illegally.

June 20, 2006 3:19 PM  

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