Dream Act Scholarship

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard an interview with a young man who was attending college and working two jobs to pay his way.  Very admirable.  He went on to say he would get a third job, but he couldn’t afford it because he needs to maintain his full time student status to keep his dream scholarship.  Apparently without benefit of the scholarship, he wouldn’t be able to afford school.  Wait…did I hear that right?  He is getting a scholarship for being a criminal?  Oh, I’m sorry, did I say criminal?  What I meant to say was criminal.  To qualify for a dream scholarship, you have to be an “undocumented immigrant”.  An undocumented immigrant is defined as: “A foreign-born person who lacks a right to be in the United States, having either entered without inspection (and not subsequently obtained any right to remain) or stayed beyond the expiration date of a visa or other status.”  So, basically a person who is in this country ILLEGALLY.  That means they are committing a CRIME.  A lot of “politically correct” people like to call them undocumented aliens because it sounds nicer.  You can make it sound as nice as you want, but it boils down to breaking the law and being a criminal.  Why do people, politicians especially, want to brush this fact under the rug?  I’m sorry, but I don’t happen to believe people should be rewarded for the sole reason that they are committing a crime!  I have two children that graduated college.  They took out loans to pay for it, and have since paid them back.  Maybe if they had been criminals, someone would have offered to give them scholarships, which they wouldn’t have had to pay back.  In what world does this make sense?  Certainly not mine!

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