Skorton: Make Life Better for Progeny of Illegals
Posted by Brendan Patrick Devine on July 11, 2010
The DREAM(Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Children) Act has earned the support of Cornell’ very own president Skorton:
In a letter last month to presidents and chancellors of institutions of higher learning across the country, Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Cornell University President David Skorton urged a concerted effort to push Congress to finally pass the Dream Act.
“It is time to ensure access to higher education for the thousands of undocumented high-school graduates who have, through no fault of their own, been denied a college education,” they wrote.
The DREAM Act is a bit inconsistent in nature. It does not offer blanket service to the children of illegal immigrants, but only ones of “good moral character”—whatever that is—who resided in the United States prior to turning 16. Odd, isn’t it? One day could deny you a college education.
Once again, the eye is turned on “reforming” how illegal immigrants are treated but no solutions have been implimented to solve our problems at the border. Some politicians seem to prefer to spoon-feed the progeny of criminals in order to create future political patronage rather than solidify ou southern boundaries, and academia is all too eager to tag along. Perhaps Cornell, and many other schools, would prefer to see the government supply financial aid to the children of illegals instead of doling out more of the school’s endowment than necessary.