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No, they are illegal and they have no rights in going to UTC. We paid out of state tuition for our son and we are United States Citizens who work and pay taxes. They need to be sent back to Mexico or where ever they are from. No wonder our economy is in the shape it is. If they want to come to the United States then come legal and pay your taxes and health care expense.
Most of the students that would apply for registration in college did not come here by choice. Their parents brought them. In addition, the major reason why the parents moved to the United States was to flee the terrorism caused by the drug wars. You might want to say that it is their problem, but the reality of it is that the drug addictions of United States citizens is what financed the drug lords to begin with, so in essence, we created the problem. In ending, if anything, we owe apologies to those that had to flee from Mexico for the safety of their families.
I'm not against them coming so long as they themselves are in the process of obtaining Citizenship. Otherwise I think they should pay out-of-state tuition fees.
You know..it's amazing how many people who have NEVER talked to any of these students are so freakin judgmental. So now, the VT incident is supposed to make us afraid to let these kids (that's what they are) who grew up in America, come to our colleges? I have talked to some of them who were brought here to America when they were 4 or 5 years old!!!! You "people" (who probably confess to be Christian on top of that) who say they should "go back to where they come from"...would never go back if you had been put in that situation by YOUR parents!! What were these kids supposed to do....stand there and stomp their feet and say "No, Mom and Dad, I know I'm only 5 years old but I staying right here in Mexico because that's the right thing to do!!" Think about what you're saying!!!! Most of you who are "truly Christian" wouldn't have the guts to say such a thing if Jesus were standing right by you. Heck no, you would be too ashamed to say such a thing. And at first I bought the argument about it not being fair to charge a student from GA, let's say to attend a TN school and then let one of these attend on an "in-state" status. Then it hit me, the student from GA is not being dragged to TN...he/she can go to college in GA and pay in-state rates!!! The undocumented can't do anything!! Don't give me that bull saying they can "always go back". If you lived here most of your life, would you go back??!! I will say to your face that you're lying if you say you would. You wouldn't trade what you have in the US to go back to a country that you were not raised in and especially if it involves going to an area that is full of poverty. You wouldn't do it so don't try to point at someone else and tell them to. You're being a hypocrite!!! Again, you're talking about KIDS!!! Or do some of you just have a cold heart and not care?? Unbelievable....