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    El Pueblo to Push In-State Tuition for Illegals in NC Today!

    4/6/2005
    By PATRICK WINN, Staff Writer
    Raleigh News & Observer
    Topics: Illegal Aliens, College Scholarships, laws, border patrol, republicans, democrats, legislation
    About nine years ago, Jackie -- who doesn't want her last name used for fear of deportation -- feigned sleep in the back seat of a car as a man she didn't know drove her into the United States from Mexico.

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    She kept her eyes closed at the border crossing, even as her baby brother wet himself in her lap. The man her father paid to smuggle Jackie and her two brothers said guards probably wouldn't ask questions of three sleeping children. The man passed off some phony documents, and the car rolled into Texas.

    Though the nine years since then have not made Jackie's life here any more legal, they have certainly made her more American.

    Nearly 17, she's a junior at a Triangle high school who speaks smooth English, makes A's and B's and belongs to several campus extracurricular groups.

    By any standard, Jackie is college material. But with her senior year only a summer away, she is scared.

    A web of state, federal and university system policies keeps college entry out of reach for all but a slim margin of high school grads who lack citizenship documents.

    "I'm worried I'll end up like my parents and take any job they'll give me," Jackie said.

    Students with her predicament are a major focus of this morning's Latino Day, a rally at the General Assembly in downtown Raleigh. It's a push by dozens of groups and citizens to sway lawmakers toward policies that are friendly to Hispanics in the state.

    They're asking legislators to help change laws that keep colleges from offering in-state tuition -- which is often one-third the cost of out-of-state tuition -- to students without citizenship documents. Such a change would make college accessible to an estimated 1,300 students in North Carolina, according to El Pueblo Inc., a Raleigh-based Hispanic advocacy group.

    "We shouldn't punish kids just because their parents brought them here illegally," said Andrea Bazan-Manson, El Pueblo's director and top lobbyist. "They speak with a Southern accent. They're into Carolina basketball. They're more comfortable speaking English than Spanish. They're part of our state now."

    Post-high school education has become more available to students without citizenship papers in recent years. In November, the 16-campus University of North Carolina system agreed to accept the applications of undocumented students. As of August, state community colleges will be able to enroll them as well.

    But so far, North Carolina's colleges are barred from offering them in-state tuition. A federal immigration law forces a financially unfeasible scenario on any college openly offering in-state fees to illegal immigrants. If it gives in-state tuition to undocumented students, it must offer the same rate to all students, legal or illegal, even those from other states.

    In some states, momentum is gaining for bills that would grant in-state status solely to undocumented high school graduates who meet strict conditions.

    Shutting others out?

    According to advocates, giving undocumented teenagers a shot at a college degree will inject more talent into the state's labor pool. Barring them, they say, penalizes young people who had no choice but to follow their parents to North Carolina.

    But opponents of the act note that the state's public universities can't even hold all the qualified students with North Carolina citizenship.

    "For every illegal student they allow, that's one less North Carolinian that can go," said Ron Woodard of N.C. Listen, an immigration reform group based in Cary. "Should we honestly be saying, 'Don't punish the child's illegal parent, punish the North Carolinian?' "

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    But opponents of the act note that the state's public universities can't even hold all the qualified students with North Carolina citizenship.

    "For every illegal student they allow, that's one less North Carolinian that can go," said Ron Woodard of N.C. Listen, an immigration reform group based in Cary. "Should we honestly be saying, 'Don't punish the child's illegal parent, punish the North Carolinian?' "
    Native before invader, in that order. Hopefully the natives will fill up all the spots the ILLEGALS want. But with a system that can't handle all in-state students, this is insane! These invaders of our land have such an ego .. such a sense of entitlement .. arrogant, demanding .. What's even more mind-boggling is that we have ELECTED representatives that want to push this type of garbage into law!

    I suppose their safe ILLEGAL cross of the border is their "ticket." That's their "I earned it.. worked for it." WRONG!!!!!!
    "This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position." .... Ronald Reagan

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    Getting rewarded for breaking and entering our Country with a low cost College education.


    What's next???? Free Beer for Rapists?

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    As noted elsewhere in this site and all over the country, especially in California and Kansas, illegal aliens are being treated to benefits that citizens are not. Those of us who toiled and sweated for 50 years and always paid our taxes, insurance, education, medical, etc., now know our labor and money was for someone else, and we're not entitled to the benefits. This is the nth degree of arrogance and bureaucratic nonsense. These inclumbents must be ousted by impeachment or at the polls but ousted quickly. Our country cannot afford this ludicrous progressivity.
    '58 Airedale

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    Wow, William's first full day as a lobbyist in the General Assembly is "Latino Day" DON'T LET THEM GET YOU WILLIAM! RUN!!! lol, roflmao

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    I just read the Associate Press coverage of El Pueblo's visit today. I'm too sick to my stomach to even link to it. Someone else can if you like.

    Either the AP reporter lied or El Pueblo lied to the reporter!

    The article says "several hundred latinos attended" and that is complete BS! I counted the crowd twice and after taking out the press I kept coming up with 60 something. I decided to call it at "less than 100"

    Also, the attendees wore red clothes and there were red balloons everywhere... it looked like some kind of communist or socialist rally. They said they were wearing red for solidarity.

    To top things off, I sent out a release to the entire capital press corp stating "North Carolinians do not support licenses and in-state tuition for illegal aliens etc..." They ran the article with out a single counter viewpoint to the El Pueblo agenda. El Pueblo on got 4 lawmakers to join their rally and clearly represent a minority view among lawmakers, the public, and even latinos.

    Of course when Sentor Webster files a bill or I make an announcement the press runs to El Pueblo or their lobbyist for a rebuttle quote.

    We are looking at one of the biggest reasons for our illegal immigration problem.... THE BIASED PRESS and the public suffers for their crap.

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