Illegal immigrants pay taxes, benefit state
Out-of-state tuition is three times higher than in-state tuition. For the children of illegal immigrants, who have a difficult time receiving in-state tuition, the idea of paying out-of-state tuition creates an insurmountable burden to receiving a quality education. For the second time in four years, the Oregon House of Representatives has introduced tuition equity legislation, which would loosen restrictions on in-state tuition benefits for the children of illegal immigrants.
The main argument against this legislation is that illegal immigrants are not "playing by the rules." The rules - however our legislators decide to define them - do not factor into the realities of immigration, illegal or otherwise. This is a knee-jerk reaction to a perceived problem - a political construct borne of populist sentiments and xenophobia. Laws should not act as immovable burdens to individual greatness.
Who teaches these people how to write?