The Georgia Supreme Court agreed this week agreed to hear oral arguments in a case involving in-state tuition at Georgia’s public colleges for immigrant students with legal status.
Kids go where their parents take them. A couple from Columbia who sneaks into this country illegally bringing their six year old kid with them has put their child into a legal situation beyond the child’s control. If that child remains in this country throughout his or her school years then that child needs to be considered a full member of the community and state of residence. It is wrong to deny them any benefit from the state that the child that is born in that state is entitled to.
You can talk all you want about stopping the flow of illegal immigration or denying services to illegal immigrants because we can’t afford it and as long as we are talking adults who consciously broke the law to enter this country you will get at least a sympathetic ear from me.
Once you start talking about punishing kids who know no other home but the U.S. and the state they live in you will get push back from me because you are wrong. No discussion, you are wrong and you should know it.