Today’s daily greets us with another pro-illegal immigration/amnesty spin. This one, again winning front page placement, tells the tale of woe of Arizona university graduates who are unable to legally find jobs.
In the current economy, that includes a lot of job seekers.
But this is a specific group we read about this morning. Reporter Daniel Gonzales brings back memories of the Clintonites who, before vacating the White House offices, removed the “W” key from computers to make it impossible for the full name of the incoming president to be typed.
With Gonzales, the missing component is the normal ability to type the word “illegal” He can manage “immigrant” and even “undocumented,” but somehow the actual defining word eludes him. It is a severe and chronic affliction affecting the reporters and editorial board of the newspaper.
Here is an example: The immigrants have put their hopes in immigration reform, including a proposal in Congress called the Dream Act that would allow undocumented students who complete high school to become legalized if they complete some college or military service.
Then readers are treated to the complaints of Guillermo (last name omitted for obvious reasons) “It stinks having this education (bachelor’s degree in business management) and not being able to use it.” Meanwhile, according to the report, he sells shoes at a retail store, a job he got using an invented Social Security number and fake green card.
State Treasurer Dean Martin, during his previous stint as a state senator, was the main sponsor of Proposition 300, which makes students illegally in this country ineligible for in-state tuition, tuition waivers, grants or any other financial assistance paid with state funds. Those students already are ineligible to receive federal financial aid.
Martin, who says out-of-state tuition more accurately reflects the cost of an education, estimates Arizona has saved millions of dollars by disallowing tuition reductions. In 2006, Arizona taxpaying citizens agreed with Martin, overwhelmingly passing the measure by 1,060,444 (71.4%) to 423,994 (28.6%).
As of 2005, the pro-illegal immigration Migration Policy Institute, estimated there were over 1 million illegal aliens between the ages of 5 and 24 who would qualify for the DREAM Act, including about 360,000 who were college-age. The institute estimated about 50,000 illegals were enrolled in college or university that year.
For another perspective, read author Warner Todd Huston’s exposé on the New York Times coverage of this same topic.