Our nation's unwillingness to enforce laws against illegal immigration is having predictable results: Illegals believe their ability to stay here is more or less protected, so they are demanding more of this country.**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**
California is one of 10 states that irresponsibly offer lower in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens -- rates unavailable to American citizens who happen to live outside those states.
That is not enough, it seems. Illegals from across California brazenly showed up at the Capitol in Sacramento recently to demand passage of a bill making them eligible for taxpayer-funded student financial aid for college.
That is a slap in the face of U.S. citizens in California, some of whom would be denied aid because of the added competition for limited funds.
The state Senate already has passed the bill. It is unclear whether Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will support it if it makes it through the House of Representatives, though he unwisely supports in-state tuition rates for illegals.
A backer of the financial aid bill, Democrat Sen. Gil Cedillo, told The Sacramento Bee it is only logical to hand out the aid once illegals have been admitted to colleges in the state.
He has it backward. They shouldn't be admitted to the colleges in the first place. But having made that mistake, neither California nor any state should compound it by sweetening the pot still further will financial aid.