California Gives Illegals College Scholarships

So, apparently California passed a bill allowing illegal immigrants access to state-funded college scholarships. Although there are a number of reasons why this is a confusing decision on California’s part (crippling debt and a high influx of illegal immigrants reaping the benefits of state social institutions), the fact of the matter is people are getting extraordinarily heated about the rights of illegal immigrants and managing to ignore the first word of their classification: illegal.

What makes these immigrants illegal you might wonder? Well simply put, an illegal immigrant is a foreign citizen who immigrates into another country without meeting its legal immigration requirements. In the United States of America, we have immigration laws which allow people to apply to become English-speaking, Tax-paying, citizens. This process is called naturalization. I understand why people would want to come to the USA. Although everyone in the hyper-liberal media thinks this country is going to shit, we are far better off than most places and we are free to do just about anything we want. Scared for your life on your own property? Shoot the bastard who is scaring you. Sick and tired of the way your government is running things? Tell them. Hell, you can even set fire to the flag of the country that gives you these rights, but the people who take advantage of that right often don’t see the hypocrisy of the act. I digress.

The importance of going through the proper steps of naturalization is that you become an identifiable citizen of the United States. In order to enjoy the rights that the U.S. offers, you should have to pay taxes to support the government. This is why it does not make sense to offer state-funded scholarships to people who are not even baring the tax burden. Many argue that only a small fraction of the pool that receives aid are illegal immigrants, but this does not change the fact that there are others in California who could use that money and have paid into the system to deserve it.

Another problem that arises from all of this aid for illegals is the giant bitchslap to all of those who have gone through the naturalization process correctly. Oh you spent 7 years saving your money in Paraguay to be granted U.S. citizenship by learning our history, language, and government? Too bad, pal, that doesn’t earn any style points on the liberal barometer of who the U.S. should put on their back and support. Maybe if you would have hopped a border and ripped of the system for those 7 years you could have won their hearts.

I’m certainly not saying that we should treat illegal immigrants as less than human, because that is fucking ridiculous, but shouldn’t we be treating them like criminals? They are committing a crime are they not? Just like the guy who sells a little pot on the side to support the family he couldn’t afford in the first place, so too are illegal immigrants taking money tax-free. It is a crime, and last time I checked crimes landed you in prison…not in college.

Circumstances cannot be an argument in this case, because we do not have the money to support people who are not paying their dues to begin with. We have a hard enough time propping up those who have time to make 15 children in order to rape the welfare system but can’t seem to fill out a damn job application. The people up in arms about families being split apart because of immigration laws need to keep in mind that those people made a conscience decision to commit a crime and they suffered consequences. Have I no compassion? It may certainly seem like it. But next time you see people arguing that we should just up and open the border, keep in mind that they are tainting the very thing that many foreign citizens worked so hard to achieve. The right to call themselves an American.

  1. RFTH

    Well written as usual. It drives me absolutely insane when people (liberals) take the common sense out of arguments to favor their “compassionate, human rights” agenda. How the fuck do you not see the problem with this use of goverment (our, and more importantly, my) money? Some mysteries will forever go unsolved.

    13 years ago at 12:58 pm
    1. anon16

      To paraphrase Winston Churchill, “liberals think with their hearts and conservatives think with their brains.”

      13 years ago at 11:45 am
  2. Success

    Though I agree with the sentiment, for the love of God it’s “conscious”, not “conscience”

    13 years ago at 1:21 pm
  3. proud to be tEXan

    I completely agree. What I don’t understand is Rick Perry proposing they receive in-state tuition in Texas, a somewhat similar situation.

    13 years ago at 1:43 pm
    1. stockBROkeRAGE

      The thinking is that if they are here to stay so we might as well make productive citizens out of the ones we can instead of letting them stay and become another person with “time to make 15 children in order to rape the welfare system but can’t seem to fill out a damn job application.”

      13 years ago at 12:22 am
  4. Fraturnalia

    Can someone explain how they were allowed to attend public colleges in the first place? Shouldn’t that have required some kind of student visa if they weren’t US citizens?

    13 years ago at 1:56 pm
  5. Colton H Chambers

    ‘I’m certainly not saying that we should treat illegal immigrants as less than human, because that is fucking ridiculous, but shouldn’t we be treating them like criminals?”

    I’m saying we should. Break the law? You lost your rights to be treated as a human being. Enter the country illegally? shipped back in a boat that looked like the ones the Irish came over in. Fuck em. Same with any other criminal and “urbanite” in this country, because urbanites are barely people and don’t speak comprehensible English.

    13 years ago at 8:55 pm
    1. CaddyFrat

      It’s a good thing no one on this website has ever committed a crime of any sort. Oh wait…

      13 years ago at 9:29 am
  6. RagnarDanneskjold

    Stop giving them free shit and the ones we really don’t want will stop coming.

    13 years ago at 1:40 pm
  7. Pearly Girl

    I cannot believe they are doing that! I completely agree with it being a slap-in-the face to the people who went through the naturalization process. My grandparents had to sacrifice all their wealth in order to be allowed to go to the US, for they told me that they had decided that they would rather be poor and live free in America than be rich in Cuba living under Castro. After working their tails off from nothing, learning the language, and becoming naturalized, they were able to create a better future for my father and his siblings as well as become full-fledged American citizens. ( To put things into numbers they pretty much went from being the bottom 50% to the top 5% )

    All in all, It is not fair to them and everyone else who worked hard to receive the kinds of benefits that they’re handing out to the illegals who have done nothing. My apologies for typing so much. It’s just that when I see articles such as the mentioned above one about California, it enrages me so much.

    13 years ago at 7:20 pm
    1. Year Around Frat

      To be devil’s advocate, Cubans can get naturalized much easier than anybody else. Florida law says if they make it to the shore, then they are granted amnesty. Not saying that is what your grandparents did but just in general. Either way, that’s good for them to find their own American dream.

      13 years ago at 8:24 pm