Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 7:23 PM ET, 01/ 6/2011

As 'American' as a tuition break

By Al Sartor, Walnut Creek, Calif.

I read with bemusement Maia Werbos’s lamentation that she “read with outrage” statements arguing against giving in-state tuition benefits to “undocumented” immigrants in Maryland. She cited the story of a friend who apparently left the country and became a Canadian citizen because of his parent’s “inability to navigate the immigration system of the United States” [“Taking away immigrant students’ chance to ‘Dream,’ ” letters, Jan. 4].

If the implication is correct that the friend left the country and became a Canadian citizen because, as a noncitizen, he could not get a lower tuition cost, it doesn’t sound as if he “believed in the American system as much as any citizen.” At least, not this citizen.

By Al Sartor, Walnut Creek, Calif.  | January 6, 2011; 7:23 PM ET
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Prince George's County, University of Maryland, immigration  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: A path to citizenship -- in Canada
Next: Behind Virginia's textbook flap

Comments

Here's and idea...all illegal immigrants should be taken to the Canadian border and given a choice: Cross into Canada or go to jail for 15 years in the US.

I wonder how long it would take for Canada to start protesting all the illegal immigrants that are crossing into Canada?

Posted by: ahashburn | January 7, 2011 6:53 AM | Report abuse

He became a Canadian citizen so maybe he crossed legally into Canada to attend school there. Should the brighest have to leave ? I would point at Ahashburn and Al as examples of what we are keeping.

Posted by: Falmouth1 | January 7, 2011 8:56 AM | Report abuse

For those of you willing to read the article that Al referenced in his, you will see that the author's classmate was from China is now at an engineering school there. Think he is the type we might want to keep in this country. We need to get past this notion that all immigrants are just here to collect welfare and commit crimes.

Posted by: nls77 | January 7, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

nls77 wrote:

"We need to get past this notion that all immigrants are just here to collect welfare and commit crimes."

NO ONE HAS EVERY SAID THAT ALL IMMIGRANTS ARE BAD.

ONLY THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE IN QUESTION, BY DEFINITION.

Sorry for the caps, but some people need to be shouted at to get their heads out of their anuses.

Posted by: ecalderon | January 7, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

nls77 wrote:

"We need to get past this notion that all immigrants are just here to collect welfare and commit crimes."

NO ONE HAS EVERY SAID THAT ALL IMMIGRANTS ARE BAD.

ONLY THE ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE IN QUESTION, BY DEFINITION.

Sorry for the caps, but some people need to be shouted at to get their heads out of their anuses.

Posted by: ecalderon | January 7, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company