Dream Act: Education equality -- or de facto amnesty?
Eugene City Councilors are set to vote Monday night on a controversial subject: Should undocumented immigrant students be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public universities?
Diego Hernandez, a University of Oregon senior with a double-major in ethnic studies and political science, thinks so.
"If we close the door on them," Hernandez asked, "what are they going to do?"
I think that a majority of Oregonians would respond to that questions by saying: "They will hopefully go home."
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy supports the Dream Act. Councilor will vote on a resolution in support of the act Monday night. The vote will not affect the legislation, just show the council's support.
"In this case, we're talking about kids who spent their whole lives going to our public schools and want to have the same opportunities as everyone else," Piercy said.
They don't have the same opportunity because they can't legally have a job. What good is a college degree if you can't work? And aren't these illegal aliens just doing the jobs that Americans don't want to do? Jobs that apparently require a college education.
This is almost funny coming on the heels of the recent protest where spoiled brats whined that school is too expensive for them. I'm guessing that those same people support this idea. I'll let that irony sink in.