July 12th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

School foots bill for illegal immigrants

A new program at Chicago's Dominican University uses private funds to pay for the education of 17 undocumented immigrant students.

The university's president calls the program a "moral responsibility." An Illinois state representative says it's illegal.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments: Should a private university take students' immigration status into account when offering scholarships?

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  1. Joel Wischkaemper

    There are 17 there? No.. there are not. What we need to do is start checking I.D.'s with E-Verify because there are a lot more. We also need those private resources to pay the cost incurred in the past

    I want to point out that this issue came out because the illegal aliens were very expensive, and they were using fake I.D.'s to abuse our social welfare program. They were abusing the American People at a dozen levels, and those fake I.D.s were primary in that abuse. Lets get our schools busy.. we want the fake I.D. people removed from the school, and we want them reported to the police for a felony offense per the I.D. And isn't it clear: what I just said is what they should have been doing for many years.. and have not done for many years.

    July 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  2. ccsroscoe@gmail.com

    Media misses immigration angle in jobs analysis
    By Jeremy Beck, Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

    Over the past three months, the economy has created an average of 75,000 new jobs and the federal government has created an average of 75,000 new permanent U.S. job seekers via immigration. The mainstream media does not report the latter statistic. For years, NumbersUSA has talked about the 75,000 permanent work permits the federal government grants (on average) to immigrant workers every month. For the last three months, job creation has barely kept pace with the number of green cards issued – a fact that eluded the press and, therefore, much of the citizenry.

    Reporters do a slightly better job in acknowledging population growth's connection to the employment situation. Unemployment numbers are effected not just by new jobs created but by new workers seeking those jobs:
    • "We added 80,000 jobs in June. That’s not enough to keep up with population growth." (The June jobs report in one word: ‘unchanged’ Washington Post)
    • "The economy added only 80,000 jobs in June—much less than what is needed to keep up with natural population growth." (Jobs growth painfully slow; unemployed to remain too high for years The Statesman Journal)

    But what the Stateman Journal explicitly states, and the Washington Post implies (that U.S. population growth is a completely natural phenomenon), is not true. In fact, U.S. population growth is primarily engineered by Congress via immigration policy. Seventy-five percent of U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010 was due to 13.1 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) and 8.2 million births to immigrant mothers in that decade and the Census Bureau projects "86 percent of the population growth during the year 2050 may be due to the effects of post-1992 net immigration." The mainstream media hasn't made the connection and has never questioned the government's forced-growth policies during high unemployment.

    Rea the rest and more unreported news about illegal aliens at: NumbersUSA (dot) com

    July 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  3. magyart

    What type of job does this education allow them to LEGALLY perform ?

    Remember to vote AGAINST politicians that support ILLEGAL migrants, over LEGAL residents.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:22 am |
  4. Craig

    Im sorry but did you actually read the story lol it says they're using private funds not public funds.

    July 12, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  5. rked

    I am Sick & I am Tired of politicians, college boards etc thinking that PUBLIC Funds are "Monopoly $Money$' It Is NOT, It IS TaxPayer $$ & should be used/spent with the utmost discretion...!!!–NOT plundered for someone that IS here in this country ILLEGALLY.....!!!-duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 12, 2012 at 11:23 am |