Disputed scholarships for illegals revived

Over 200 illegals are now “special-class international students”

The daily gives us a dose of in-your-faceism with an article titled, ASU scholarship program for non-citizens is revived.

Enthusing over the revival of a scholarship fund to benefit illegal students, which flies in the face of the intent of Proposition 300, and requires Arizona college students in this country illegally to pay out-of-state tuition. It further prohibits them from receiving state scholarships.

The paper treats us to these absurdities from overpaid ASU chieftain Michael Crow:

“We’re just trying to be helpful to them because many of them are really great students.”

No word from Crow on what private donor help he intends to extend to the “really great students” who are cash-strapped American citizens.

Crow calls the illegals “special-class international students,” and says, “they are victims of the bad public policy of various countries, including the United States. Not all the students are from Mexico, he said. Some are from China and other countries, and they lack proof of citizenship or legal residency. It turns out somehow they’ve ended up in the United States, and they have citizenship nowhere,” he opined.

You’re wrong, Mr. Crow. They have citizenship in their country of origin, which is where they belong.

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7 Responses to Disputed scholarships for illegals revived

  1. Joe Evans says:

    This is galling. There are plenty of students who are citizens who would be delighted to be the beneficiaries of such generosity. Crow thinks he is answerable to no one.

  2. Sideliner says:

    “Special-class international students,” my ass! These are law breakers.

    This is an insult to every American student who holds down a job, studies diligently, and tries to make ends meet on little sleep–with little money. Playing by the rules merits a reward at the end with a decent job and sense of accomplishment. But breaking the law gives extra benefits, What a great take-away lesson for today’s students.

    The arrogant Michael Crow needs to go.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Michael Crow is out of control. These actions are against the will of the people who voted fro Prop. 300. He is angling for the Hispanic vote when he runs for public office.

  4. Chuck says:

    What is the point of providing expensive educations to people who are unauthorized to legally work in Arizona?

  5. Vince says:

    These students are here ILLEGALLY. Even the requirement to pay out-of-state tuition is absurd. They should be paying out-of-COUNTRY tuition!

  6. Richard says:

    I hope you will also get exercised over how weak Arizona’s higher education system compared to other states. I cannot understand why, in a generally conservative state, opposed to “big government,” the ideal for a state university seems to be bigger than big. President Crow’s absurdly elephantine plans for ASU contrast sharply with the systems in other states, which have many more state colleges and universities controlled at a more local level than one garguantan state university that apparently will end up enrolling more than three-quarters of the state’s four-year college students.

    For that matter, in a state with so many citizens dedicated to reducing the size of government and proclaiming the value of private enterprise, why is Arizona notoriously lacking in private colleges and universities? Compare Phoenix with Philadelphia or Miami or Dallas or Baltimore. We have no private university or college which approaches even second-tier status. The state has no Catholic college or university whatsoever.

    Now you could complain that private universities and colleges are giving tuition breaks to students who you think don’t deserve them, but as long as they comply with the law, they would not be using taxpayer funds and can basically do what they like.

    Arizona has one of the worst higher education systems in the nation

  7. Real Analysis says:

    Amen, Richard!

    The pet phrase is “multi-institution diversity” – a notion curiously absent from most (liberal) pundits conceptions and apprasials of US economic development – but present in almost all US cities – especially the ones that have varied and competitive industries. Between the Board of Regents, ASU and the UofA, all of which have degraded existing educational assets or allocated resources sub-optimally, Arizona has sacrificed its economic competitiveness for a third-tier future.

    However, Arizona is sliding backward fast. Not only do we have more and more of an obviously failing model at the college/university level (the “King Kong” principle of educational development) but the Valley’s public high schools have been going downhill since the 80s.