It’s dumb to block smart kids from going to college, even if they’re here illegally

WASHINGTON — With Americans furious over illegal immigration — Democrats, independents, Republicans and tea partiers — there is little hope for comprehensive immigration reform this year. Incredibly, a majority supports Arizona’s ugly new law, which — no matter what its proponents say — begs for racial profiling.

The harsh political climate may begin to look a bit sunnier as the recession recedes and hiring picks up. In fact, there is room even now for leadership on the issue of illegal immigration.

While 58 percent of Americans support Arizona’s approach, 57 percent of the nation favors allowing undocumented workers a path to citizenship. Voters could probably be persuaded to support comprehensive immigration reform if Democratic leaders made a sustained push for it.

Until that happens, Congress ought to concentrate on a few small bills that would represent a modest improvement over the current reality for millions of those without papers — a life of living in the shadows, without legal protections, with continual fear of deportation and little chance for improved circumstances.

One of the best opportunities lies in the DREAM Act, which would allow promising undocumented students to start a path toward citizenship if they meet certain standards. The proposal — pushed for years by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) — is intended to boost illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have finished high school and want to attend college or join the U.S. Armed Forces. The bill is a win not only for those students, but also for the country as a whole.

Much of the fury directed at illegal immigrants feeds off the notion that many of them are unfairly taking advantage of benefits that should be restricted to American citizens. However, that’s not the case with college; undocumented students are not displacing bona fide citizens who have been denied a seat in Calculus II.

In fact, the United States doesn’t have nearly enough students attending college. President Obama has talked again and again about the country’s decline in educational attainment: the U.S. used to the lead the world in the number of people with college degrees, but we’ve fallen behind.

Our declining educational attainment comes as a structural change in the labor force has made post-secondary education more necessary for middle-class wages. According to Georgetown University researchers, there will be more positions demanding a two-year degree than qualified applicants to fill them by the year 2018.

In that climate, we can hardly afford to obstruct ambitious, hardworking young people who want to attend college and join the great American mainstream. According to some estimates, 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year. Why not let them attend college or join the military and then attain permanent legal status?

The DREAM Act doesn’t attempt to determine whether students here illegally should be charged in-state tuition. State legislatures would still be free to charge them the higher out-of-state rate, if they chose.

Nor would the DREAM Act attract a steady stream of illegal border-crossers. It is narrowly tailored for students who entered the country before the age of 15 and have lived here continuously for at least five years.

The act, would, however stop cold the kind of narrow-minded natavism that has gripped Georgia Republicans. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jim Galloway, 14 GOP state senators have demanded that Georgia colleges and universities refuse to accept students without papers.

Georgia has prospered because it has imported college graduates from other states, and it still needs a better eductated workforce. It’s shameful that so many of its elected officials believe it’s critical to deprive students of the opportunity to get a degree just because they entered the country illegally years ago.

It is a sensible proposal that deals with a small part of the problem of illegal immigration. Neverthless, Sen. Durbin seems willing to allow the bill to languish until the Senate takes up comprehensive immigration reform, which seems unlikely this year.

That leaves undocumented achievers such as Jessica Colotl, a student at metro Atlanta’s Kennesaw State University, and Eric Balderas, who attends Harvard, to live with fear and uncertainty. It’s in their best interests to pass the DREAM Act soon — and in the country’s best interests, as well.

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Sethe

June 20th, 2010
4:07 pm

Well Cynthia ought to be happy. The illegal kid at Harvard has got it made.

Tax dollars at work folks.

Audrey in Georgia

June 20th, 2010
4:15 pm

Smart illegal or dumb illegal, you are still illegal!

When America gets over her slave mentality that we now call cheap labor, the alleged immigration
problem will dissipate.

If illegal immigrants are criminals, then everyone that has helped them is guilty of aiding and abetting
criminals. This would include the employers, schools, hospitals, doctors and anyone else.
Put these people in jail and fine them a lot of money now!
In essence, why are illegal people allowed to do things legally? The simply answer is because
YOU allowed it to happen. YOU did nothing when companies started shipping jobs overseas for
cheap labor. YOU did not protest and you continued buying their products. YOU called it the
free market and private enterprise. YOU hired people who were illegal and said they were better
workers than your own American citizens.

The military claims to be the biggest and best in the world. Yet, our borders are not secure.
Our borders are not secure because YOU want to continue allowing the disease of cheap labor
rather than allowing men and women to be paid decent wages. All people need to be treated
equally and paid equally.

We need to stop referring to people as aliens. These are human beings! It is time for America
to write a clearer and shorter path to becoming a citizen of the United States. If this is the reform
that YOU want, then YOU need to make it happen.

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
4:24 pm

Kamchak sounds like a moderate. Those idiots NEVER know what they think.

Nope—liberal and proud of it. On this issue, I have been vocal for nearly three decades about the need for something to be done about the influx of illegals in the labor market. For nearly three decades voices on the right have been silent. Cheap labor has kept wages down for the middle class and has moved more money to the upper class.

ken

June 20th, 2010
4:43 pm

Cindy, watch YOUTUBE
“RAY STEVENS COME TO THE USA”
you will laugh, so true

Sethe

June 20th, 2010
4:45 pm

I do not employ illegals. I think anyone who is caught doing so should be thrown in jail. Not only is it unethical to take advantage of people who are obviously looking for a “better life”, but it displaces U.S. citizens from jobs.

In regards to my voice during Reagan’s amnesty BS, well, I wasn’t even a teenager and politics was not high on my list of priorities.

Now that I’m older, and more aware, I’m more concerned about my future.

*shrug*

Harry Reid

June 20th, 2010
5:10 pm

Illegals need to be in JAIL!!!!!

Davis

June 20th, 2010
5:16 pm

It’s ‘dumb’ to be challenged for shoplifting, which is illegal, IF you are smart…………………

TW

June 20th, 2010
5:40 pm

God made all his children, Those who deem His work ‘illegal’ deface the very body of Christ.

However, it is nice to see the right abandon its ruse of being Christian.

dawgforever

June 20th, 2010
5:44 pm

kill all illegals. not really but deport them NOW. get the criminals out of the country. an illegal act like crossing the border without papers is breaking the law.

Bill

June 20th, 2010
5:54 pm

Yeah, they said the same thing about the Irish.

It sounds like the libertarians here would support a national ID card. Whats up with that??

Davis

June 20th, 2010
6:04 pm

TW, the very last thing I wish to do, is come across as preachy or self righteous. I must correct you, however. The ‘right’ has neither abandoned Christianity or, hopefully, for most, basic knowledge of what the Bible teaches. We are all wonderful creations of God, but it is not until we receive His Dear Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior, and faith in His finished work and shed blood on the cross for our sins, and believe in His name, that we become God’s child. This anything goes, believe anything, all roads lead to Heaven, we’re just taking different paths, is misguided and beyond dangerous. I hope you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and abandon your ‘ruse’ of false teaching. God did make all of His children, but you have to exercise believeing faith to become one. May God bless you!

TW

June 20th, 2010
6:32 pm

Davis – I am glad to see a fellow Christian join me in admonishing those who claim to be Christian while treating our Mexican brethren like the sole of their shoe.

On a side note, how come Muslims, Buddhists, and Jews all give more to charity than Christians? I mean, how stupid are they anyway?

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 20th, 2010
6:32 pm

TW, please keep you religion off the blog.

Thumper.

Rick

June 20th, 2010
6:34 pm

Sorry Cynthia, wrong again. The student is taking a space in a college that a US citizen or someone who entered the country legally could have. She has known she was illegal, and should have applied for citizenship

TW

June 20th, 2010
6:34 pm

Lil’ Barry Bailout
June 20th, 2010
6:32 pm

If my mere presence brings you discomfort it can only be because you’ve not yet been Saved.

I will pray for you.

Bill

June 20th, 2010
7:06 pm

Rick,

Her parents brought her here when she was a small child. She has never been in a position when she could apply for citizenship.

Beverly Wittler

June 20th, 2010
7:12 pm

We were raised to do the right thing, never, EVER do anything illegal. It’s too bad that children were brought here illegally but once they become adults, its up to them to become legal. Surprised you wrote that one Cynthia! Surprised they printed it too.

guy

June 20th, 2010
7:42 pm

Joan has said it all. The law is the law and it should be first in everything.If not,why have laws?

Reagan Republican

June 20th, 2010
8:11 pm

Great article Cynthia, thank-you. The hate many have in Georgia is incredulous, reminds me of the civil rights days of the 50’s and 60’s. Those were real people then, and our immigrants here now are real people, almost none of which are felons. The lives of those who are here finishing high school without proper immigration documentation have no future now, except menial labor, returning to a country they don’t remember, or crime. That is the reason for the DREAM Act, give them and our country a better chance. Furthermore, either they should qualify for in-state tuition or at least the HOPE scholarship. Any adult from anywhere in the world can buy a lottery ticket, anyone can collect from the winning ticket, but only Georgia high school graduates who are citizens can collect on the scholarship. Let’s stop the hate and give all a fair shake.

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 20th, 2010
8:11 pm

TW: It’s not your presence, it’s your proseletyzing. Don’t you know the First Amendment guarantees me freedom from religion?

Ayn Rand was right

June 20th, 2010
8:22 pm

Kamchak – I believe that Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi claimed to be bringing brooms to Washington DC to clean up the mess. Great place to start, I say.

Lil' Barry Bailout

June 20th, 2010
8:29 pm

Barack “Scarecrow” Obama claimed a lot of things that haven’t panned out…like competence.

Ayn Rand was right

June 20th, 2010
8:56 pm

Well, Lil’ Barry, you can’t buy everything at the Home Depot. :-) I know some Tea Party members who have already bought their brooms and are practicing up for November.

Sethe

June 20th, 2010
9:16 pm

To all people who use religion as an excuse to justify harboring people in this country illegally:

Remember that Christianity is not the end-all religion. There are people who are Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and they all have different beliefs. So are you gonna tell them that they’re all wrong?

I’m sorry, but using religion as an excuse for people to behave poorly and have absolutely NO respect for our country and its laws is unethical.

Hmm, I seem to recall the Catholic priests using religion to molest countless numbers of children. Yep. They used “religion” as their excuse.

The actions of our government and those of the people taking advantage of our lax enforcement of immigration laws are inexcusable.

These people have no integrity.

A thought

June 20th, 2010
9:21 pm

Politics aside…If I wanted to go to university in Mexico City, I would 1st have to get a student visa, that would allow me legal residence in the country as I attended college. I would then be subject to the rules governing the acceptance and tuition into whatever university I was choosing to attend. One may ask, why should this be any different for foreign students wishing to attend university in the USA? If I can’t get the scholarships to pay for it, then maybe I should choose another college?

Stan

June 20th, 2010
9:26 pm

I second it Sethe- channeling flipping and hit AM 750 Allen Hunt show. Basic premise of the absurd show was if you are against illegal immigration you are anti God- nevertheless, Hunt is a recently converted Catholic who despises and condemns Muslims. His view is we are all lucky to be born in this country and should basically give it all away. He went on to condemn some “fat drunken chick” who put down Notre Dame. We have become a nation of folks who want to play god and pick and chose what is god like. If not for the waste of time I would have called and asked Hunt “does the radio station have rules? did you have to sign a contract? Sorry to be so long but the majority of folks love their neighbors (and illegal immigrants) we are simply smart enough to know there must be rules and laws.

JT

June 20th, 2010
9:45 pm

I think we can say that the woman at KSU has broken at least a few laws-driving without a license (even a valid Mexican one!), not paying the proper tuition amount (that’s theft), and giving false address to police. If she weren’t an illegal alien and there weren’t people ready to hold press conferences on her behalf as some sort of victim, this wouldn’t even be a story. The normal law abiding citizen (US or resident alien) would be in trouble and no one would question she’s broken multiple laws.

Now the DOJ is going to sue AZ (for a law which mirrors Fed law) by claiming that Feds are in charge of immigration (but they clearly aren’t doing their own jobs)? Where, in this fasicst “Progressive” country of ours does one turn to for help when Big Brother doesn’t do its job? Time for another “crisis” to allow Progressives to ‘lead.’

That’s my ‘personal freedom’ I’m waving goodbye to………………

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
10:14 pm

That’s my ‘personal freedom’ I’m waving goodbye to………………

And the award for biggest drama queen posting on a blog goes to….

TW

June 20th, 2010
10:26 pm

The white trash brigade simply cannot stand the fact that this girl is smarter than they are.

LOL!

Kamchak

June 20th, 2010
10:34 pm

Kamchak – I believe that Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi claimed to be bringing brooms to Washington DC to clean up the mess. Great place to start, I say.

Ayn Rand was a chain smoking sociopath — I believe that it doesn’t matter whether Obama and Pelosi did something, or did nothing, you would bitch either way.

Sethe

June 20th, 2010
10:52 pm

@Kamchak

You mentioned that “countless” people here are bitching or exhibiting “poutrage.”

If that is the case, then- what is your solution to this problem?

Actually, I’ll address everyone on this thread:

What is your solution to the problem of illegal immigration?

How do we “get our country back?”

ken

June 20th, 2010
10:54 pm

Kamchak,60% of the population were chain smokers in 1950 !!!!!!!!

Stan

June 20th, 2010
10:56 pm

TW- quite a zinger there big guy (or gal)- please introduce yourself at the next mensa meeting.

LOcrap

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June 20th, 2010
11:00 pm

Cynthia is wrong about illegals not taking spots in the education system from legal U.S. citizens. The FACT is that there are a very limited amount of educational resources available, especially in a state like Georgia that had seen explosive growth in recent years. In Georgia and many other sunbelt states, population growth has far outpaced growth of classroom space, teachers, etc. at both the compulsory education and higher education levels, partly as a result of massive illegal immigration. That’s not to mention that amount of tuition charged to both in-state and out-of-state residents doesn’t even cover the full cost of educating students at Georgia’s publicly-funded colleges and universities.

Now, I’m not one who likes to advocate for denying anyone who may be eligible the opportunity to obtain an education at any level, BUT the FACT is that undocumented aliens like Jessica Coloti are NOT eligible for anything that may remotely resemble a public benefit available for LEGAL U.S.-born citizens because they’re NOT legal U.S. Citizens. An UNDOCUMENTED illegal alien should never have the opportunity to be ADMITTED, period, to a state taxpayer-funded public college or university over a qualified legal U.S. citizen, much less be admitted to a state institution at an in-state tuition rate. The practice of illegal aliens being admitted to limited spots at state colleges and universities should definitely NOT be in practice, especially at this period in Georgia’s history when the rate of population growth has far outpaced the rate of growth in available public institutional outlets of higher education.

There are just nowhere nearly enough resources available to provide spots to all illegal students who apply at Georgia’s public institutions of higher education overcrowded with LEGAL students. I don’t consider myself to be a cold-hearted person, but with financial resources far-and-few between and shrinking at that, I have to advocate that the Georgia General Assembly take immediate action to make sure that no illegal immigrants are admitted to taxpayer-funded public state institutions of higher learning at the expense of legal U.S. citizens. We CANNOT take the risk of legal Georgia citizens not having access to very limited public benefits like HOPE scholarships and spots in state institutions of higher education because an illegal had gained access to them instead.

With that being said, I also have to remind everyone that the Federal Government’s almost total lack of a coherent and organized immigration policy, especially at the porous southern border, has left many localities and their governments to try and deal the best way they can with a mushrooming long-term Hispanic gang and organized crime problem (hence, Arizona’s back-to-the-wall desperate attempt at immigration enforcement, an area where the Feds have clearly failed). This “policy” of massive unchecked illegal immigration has left many areas in the U.S. that were unequipped to deal with an demographic time bomb in the form of an exploding population of “anchor babies” (U.S.-born children of foreign-born parents who have illegally entered the U.S.) and the like (children like that of Jessica Coloti, who were brought into the illegally by their parents at a very young age) that will be starting to and will continue to come of age in the near future. So keep-in-mind that while there just are not enough public resources available in Georgia to provide illegal students with taxpayer-funded higher education benefits, locally we’d be best advised to work to make higher resources alot more widely available to legal and even illegal students in the future. We’d also better work on encouraging alot more Hispanic students to aim for a post-secondary education because the side-effect of not doing so may be contributing to a burgeoning Latin American gang problem that has the potential to dwarf traditional American gang issues and make the Crips and the Bloods and company look like child’s play in the park.

I know, we as law-abiding LEGAL U.S. citizens didn’t ask for this problem of massive illegal immigration and its effects that has been pushed off and forced off on us by a corrupt Federal Government, but we had damn sure better find a way to deal with before it gets even more way more out of hand than it already is because the Feds have indicated time and time again that they have obviously have no intention of fixing the problem of massive illegal immigration, a problem of their creation that they continue to enable and encourage. If any Georgians would like to take a look at the illegal immigration problem has the potential to do to North Georgia in the next decade, just take a visit to Houston, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, and/or, especially, Los Angeles, California and you will see that what’s going on in Cobb, Hall, DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties in Georgia in 2010 is just the tip of the iceberg. The 287(g) program in Cobb, Hall and Gwinnett Counties has become a good tool for those communities to cope with the problem at a minimal level, but as witnessed by communities who have been through the earlier stages of massive illegal immigration before us like those in Arizona and especially Texas and California, this is just the beginning of story on illegal immigration so we’re gonna have to find many other ways to cope with this from here on out.

Old Physics Teacher

June 20th, 2010
11:04 pm

Charity begins at home. Take care of every legal Georgia resident student FIRST. Then if any spaces are available, pick the BEST student from whatever pool is available and invite them to attend a Georgia taxpayer-funded institution and make them pay the prevailing rate for the privilege of attending. I didn’t get a break when I attended. There was no HOPE available nor any scholarship other than loans I took out – and I was a tax-paying citizen.. I have no problem with “give me your poor, tired huddled masses…”but they are not citizens of our nation YET, and until they are, whether they’re smart or not is immaterial

News Update – June 21, 2010

June 20th, 2010
11:48 pm

[...] Is it dumb to keep smart kids from college, even if they are here illegally? [...]

We can't afford these people - End of story!

June 20th, 2010
11:55 pm

I wasn’t going to comment, since it seems that many on here have already put forth a great deal of logic in trying to refute Ms. Tucker’s misguided thoughts, but I have reconsidered because I think some things need to be said by an overwhelming majority to get people like her to understand. This is not about racism or classism for a majority of Americans, it is about economics. We simply cannot afford to give away our dwindling taxpayer dollars to support every other country and its’ citizens, we need to focus on American citizens. There is a process to become an American citizen and many follow it every year; to those that do, they are entitled to the benefits (and drawbacks at times) of being an American citizen.
I have been one of the unfortunate Americans who has had to fall back on the govt. programs in the last year that are designed to keep those of us who fall into unfortunate circumstances the ability to survive momentarily until we can get back on our feet. Sadly, this situation made me feel embarassed and ashamed at times for having to take the govt’s money, even though I have paid more than my fair share of taxes in my lifetime before needing this safety net. I can assure you that there are those among us who feel no such sense of shame and who have never paid any federal or state taxes to cover these expenses. Every time I went to the unemployment office, there was a mix of all races and creeds who were there due to unfortunate circumstances of their own, a true melting pot of the population, so to speak. Every time I went to the Dept. of Human Resources to discuss food benefits for my family, I was usually the only white person there – if there were any others, it was never more than one. The majority were hispanic and did not speak English, they required the staff to speak in spanish and they all had children in tow. I can only assume that the benefits they were getting could only be in the children’s (who were I assume born here) names, since I had to prove a lot to get benefits temporarily for my family – including citizenship, residency, social security number, etc. The office I had to visit was on Beaver Ruin Rd, and I welcome any of you to visit this office any time, any day of the week to see this for yourselves. All the while, I see the news every day regarding our countries and states budgets, the shrinking tax base they are dealing with, and the cuts to standard school programs and govt layoffs due to such shortcomings; yet somehow it’s ok for us to feed and educate these people for free while putting our citizens out of work and cutting our own children’s educational opportunities. There is no logic in this at all.
We have many Latino friends who are here legally (including one very close friend who is in school administration) who find this disturbing as well.
My wife has just been tasked at her new job of going through all of the employees documents and verifying their legal status due to their fear of Ga law and the requirement to be above board in their operations. She just began this task on Friday and I am very glad this is being done. I have spent this weekend looking at photocopies of the various “papers” that have been given to her company to validate the people working there and I assure you that many of them are illegal and will soon be out of a job. Let me note that this is a Latino owned company and my wife is one of two employees who are not of hispanic origin. Do you think that the jobs that become available through this process will be left unfilled? The answer is no, they will still need the work done, but it will be done by someone who is in the country legally. All I can say is hooray for Ga having the guts to stand up and pass tough laws on employers that require the proper papers for their workers – it will help our state and country immensely, and I can assure that were these laws not put in place and being enforced, this company would not care one bit if they continued to hire or subcontract with illegal immigrants – thus taking jobs from American citizens and reducing the tax base for our state and federal govt.
Illegal means illegal and we should enforce our laws for our own survival as a nation – Mexico damn sure does!

Lawabidingcitizen

June 21st, 2010
12:21 am

Head in the sand! Head in the sand!…. CT has her head in the sand.. again..so what else is new?

Kamchak

June 21st, 2010
1:01 am

You mentioned that “countless” people here are bitching or exhibiting “poutrage.”

Perhaps you could reference where I used the word “countless” because I have searched this thread and can’t find it.

…what is your solution to this problem?

I agree with our hostess’ op-ed piece that I quoted here.

I will reiterate what I believe to be the starting point:

But Americans also want to be assured that this is the last time a broad legalization option is offered to illegal immigrants. Democrats ought to make it clear that they’ll enforce the borders and crack down on employers who hire illegally, a cheaper and more effective strategy for addressing the problem than building fences. After a few CEOs have done the perp walk for illegal hiring, they’ll stop offering jobs to those without proper documents. And when word gets across the border that U.S. companies have stopped hiring, those laborers will stop coming. They come for jobs, after all, not jihad.

While Ms. Tucker doesn’t specifically define what the “perp walk” will be, I say use the same standards used in the “war on drugs,” zero tolerance and mandatory minimums in state prisons or federal penitentiaries–not minimum security country club detention camps.

What to do with the 10-30 or more million illegals that are here? That seems to be the sticking point. Some will return to where they came from, and others will probably choose to live in an underground society here, or choose to be homeless here rather than return to whatever conditions drove them here. Ms. Tucker also mentions a “path to citizenship.” Smarter people than me must needs provide the details on that, but I believe that this is the humane, “wise and honorable” thing to do.

older and wiser

June 21st, 2010
6:15 am

Nope…………..Don’t hold ‘em back. Let them go to college, but let them do it in their OWN country!! Illegal is illegal. What PART of illegal is so misunderstood?

TW

June 21st, 2010
7:11 am

Will the insecurity of the white male ever abate?

Cynthia is Sexy!!

June 21st, 2010
7:21 am

Agreed…Smart kids should attend college and do so in their own Country. We dont want them not do we need the freeloaders.

Cynthia is Sexy!!

June 21st, 2010
7:22 am

Nor for not*

Cynthia is Sexy!!

June 21st, 2010
7:23 am

TW

June 21st, 2010
7:11 am

I guess when the dumbbells trying to replace the white male demonstrate leadership capabilities and some intelligence then the white males may have faith enough in them. Until then I guess its business as usual.

Americans are treated worst than illegals

June 21st, 2010
8:00 am

I don’t know what all the stink is…. American citizens are treating worst than undocumented residents. As an American you must show license, birth certificate, ss card and give a sample
of your dna just for a temp job. So, if I have to go through all this crap as a fourth generation citizen – why shouldn’t they have to jump through the same hoops to get accepted to college.

Jeff

June 21st, 2010
8:02 am

I’ll ask the same question that CT recently asked: Where do you propose to make cuts to get the money to do this?

ken R

June 21st, 2010
8:11 am

I have a dream, and that’s to educate Americans first, and keep our boarders safe.

There are millions of other nationalities that are just as smart or smarter than Latinos, so why not let them all into our country, oops! sorry they may not vote Democratic.

Mark

June 21st, 2010
8:13 am

Cynthia….You are completely misguided, unbelievable…what part of the word ILLEGAL do NOT understand….Racial profiling !!.. I wish you blacks would get over yourselves !!!

So, I must ask, I assume you have traveled abroad ?, would you be offended if someone wanted to see your indentifaction ?…I always have my documents,passport,VISA, etc…and will present whenever asked, what is the difference here ?..Again, ILLEGAL is against the lAW

I wish Abraham Lincoln would have followed thru and sent the freed slaaves to Liberia of wherever, this country would have been a much better place

Americans are treated worst than illegals

June 21st, 2010
8:22 am

I always find it funny, Americans want to send blacks to Africa but the whites who are well off refuse to go back to the country from which their ancestors departed. If you are so disgusted with the “American Dream” why don’t you leave and let the Americans who want true justice for all to stay and make this country a better place.

Mark

June 21st, 2010
8:47 am

I think Black America is a disgrace, hold out thy hand, government will help,bitch and moan about everything while always crying discrimination…Al Sharpton and that peach of a guy, Louis Farrakhan are the spokespeople ……I wish blacks would listen to Bill Cosby and wake up !