Paying For School Is Hard for Some – Not for Others

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

I was speaking to the father of one of my son’s best friends the other day. As it turns out the father is also one of my close friends. His older son is graduating high school and will be heading off to college in a few months. He wishes to study aeronautic engineering and schools that specialize in this field are pretty pricey.

He told me that he is too wealthy to be poor and too poor to be wealthy. In other words, he’s just above the threshold for his son to qualify for low income assistance, so student loans are what they are left with. And that’s okay. He doesn’t expect anyone else to pay for his son’s education.

It’s just a shame that his son isn’t an illegal alien. I suggested he and his son fly down to Tijuana Mexico, drop him off, have the kid walk across the border, claim DREAMer status, and he’ll be all set.

If, we’ll call him Julio, picks the right state and the right school, he’s virtually home free. And if he needs help in how to achieve this, he may read a US News article from 2014 entitled “How Immigrants without Legal Status Can Pay for College.”

Notice they are careful to describe them as immigrants without legal status, rather than what they are – illegals. Only once, in this relatively lengthy post is the word illegal mentioned.

Good news for Julio – for the article begins by stating that “Scholarships, state aid and tuition payment plans can help make college a financial reality for some immigrant students.”

To start, 18 states allow illegals to pay in-state tuition and “students living in California, Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota and Washington are also eligible for state-based financial aid…”

Uh-oh Rick Perry – weren’t you Gov. of Texas for quite a long time? Hmmm. Your state has been doling out aid to illegals for almost a decade.

Anyway, there is a key to getting free money from the American taxpayers, according to Alejandra Rincon, author of “Undocumented Students and Higher Education: Si Se Puede.”

“‘It’s important for students to be informed and persistent. Bottom line, if they are in a state that has in-state tuition, the key thing is to not take no for an answer,’ Rincon says.”

There are also organizations, like “United We Dream” and “Educators for Fair Consideration” which “publish resources for students without legal status.” And it gets better. DreamUS is a “$32 million scholarship fund established in February 2014, which awards scholarships of up to $25,000 to immigrant students with temporary resident status.”

States also have their own DREAM funds, like the Illinois Dream fund. It’s good Illinois can do this, being that as of 2014, their total state debt was only $321 billion.

So Julio might be in good shape and if he’s lucky he may achieve what Cesar Vargas of New York (by way of somewhere other than the United States) did. He is “the Empire State’s first undocumented immigrant to gain a law license after an Appeals Court, Wednesday found ‘no legal impediment or rational basis for withholding the privilege of practicing law in the state of New York from undocumented immigrants who have been granted DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] relief.”

Well that’s great! We need another attorney in America. I wonder what type of law he will specialize in? “‘As a lawyer, I’m going to have more power to help people to confront and fix broken legal systems that our community faces everyday,’ he says.”

Wow – couldn’t have seen that one coming. So Vargas is still technically an illegal alien, who now has a license to practice law in the state of New York, to advocate and harass the American legal system to allow more illegals in, give them free stuff and an education, so they can become lawyers to advocate for more illegals.

Awesome! How stupid are we?

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

4 comments on “Paying For School Is Hard for Some – Not for Others

  1. Too stupid to even know it. “Julio” IS obama’s “change.” The subversive marxist-in-chief has committed a crime of the highest order – treason. So has congress in failing to “remove a sitting president who has overreached his executive powers” and they are also considered to be “traitors and enemies of the people.” This is what the constitution mandates. I’m outraged and if we don’t have civil unrest soon, it will be too late – jade helm and TPP, which almost completely cedes our sovereignty to the UN, the clearing house for the NWO global corporate takeover of the world’s populations. I pray that “Julio” somehow realizes his dream before it’s been totally replaced by obama’s D.R.E.A.M. Please put this article/information on as many websites as possible. Everyone needs to know.

  2. “How stupid are we?”

    Oh…some of us are willfully abysmally ignorant. Then a bunch more just have been so focused on themselves and their own lives and struggles to pay enough attention to what was going on, contact electeds, etc. This has ever been true of humanity. Besides, to all but border states, there were so few illegals that most of the country never realized what a problem it really was, is and would be. Reverend Martin Niemoeller’s words, adapted, seem to apply as much to stopping the redistribution of all our wealth as to stopping the state from “coming for” certain segments for now we find only a minuscule portion of our wealth left to us and “no one is left to speak out”.

    But unfortunately we’ve also had governments from top to bottom governing against the will of the people. And again…we didn’t, en masse, throw out those doing it. But none of the causes of our problems are new nor are the solutions.

    “The world that we have made as a result of the level of thinking that we have done so far, has created problems we cannot solve at the level of thinking at which we created them.” — Albert Einstein

    Even the NYT once understood the trap:
    “When men get in the habit of helping themselves to the property of others, they cannot be easily cured of it.” — New York Times Source: 1909, commenting on the proposed 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    So, back to your original question: “How stupid are we?”

    To answer that, we’ll have to see how many people have finally begun to understand that our ship of state has taken in too much water while very few bothered to start bailing. ..and now we are listing badly. To answer your question, we’ll have to see how many finally realize there are only life jackets for a few, lifeboats for fewer…and they won’t get either. So, will they finally pitch in with the”bailing” or resign themselves to residence in Davy Jones’ Locker?

    Hopefully it will be before the full agenda is implemented and the “coarser” instrument is fully employed:
    “The governments of the great States have two instruments for keeping the people dependent, in fear and obedience: a coarser, the army; and a more refined, the school.”
    — Friedrich Nietzsche

    Excellent article, Brent.

  3. Great article, and follow up comments. When will hard working Americans start getting fed up with having their wallets and pay checks robbed to pay for others? The other day when the big O was honoring the Giants for their World Series win, the introducer “joked” about a third term for Obama. This has been my worst fear since 2008; that this monster and his evil puppet masters will set him up as dictator. With 2 years left,it could happen. I shudder to think. Look how far we have fallen as a country in the past 7 years. Wake up people!

  4. I am so saddened by the pure stupidity of our people that we would put
    up with such behavior of our very own govt. I’m so afraid that it may already be too late as so many have been ill educated &are so stupid.
    All one has to do is listen to answers given to questions to the person on
    the street. Heck half of them or more can’t tell you why we fought the
    Revolution war or who we fought. So now we pay for illegals & our own
    can’t afford school. Isn’t hope & change great? NOT!!!!!!!

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