Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Joining Rutgers-N Minority Student Program...Good or Bad Idea?« on: June 28, 2007, 11:26:33 PM »
And by a minority in Newark you mean what exactly?
They don't get the scale.
february tests are undisclosed.
I'm thinking -11 for 170.
It's too late at night to comment on the rest of your post, but I just wanted to point out that a person who speaks English, Spanish, and French does not have 'all of the Americas top to bottom'. There's also that little chunk of land we call Brazil.
That said, I'm a hispanic with pretty white skin. Shame on the ad comms if they don't ask for "brown-skinned hispanics" if that's what they really want. They DO ask, however, "White - non-hispanic." Oh yeah, and I speak English and Spanish fluently, and was able to "latch on" to French when I was young. I speak Italian, too. By my count that's 4, but it still wasn't enough to overcome my cumulative GPA. I don't think I have a point. Just sayin'.
Oh yeah, I am planning to study Portuguese next. That way I really can conquer all of the Americas top to bottom. Haha.
QuoteBy denying them the right to an education, we are creating a permanent underclass of people who are unable to meaningfully participate in society.
I'm not saying that we should deny them an education, I am just saying that they shouldn't be given in-state tuition. In-state tuition in California ($20,000+) is much more expensive than out-of-state tution in Utah ($14,000). So there are still many options that illegal immigrants have when going to school, I just don't think that an illegal immigrant should be given a government subsidized education.
As a part of this, can someone be considered a citizen of a State and not of the U.S.?Quotelso, I don't follow your logic. States shouldn't give in-state tuition to people who've lived in those states because they don't distribute those benefits to people who've never contributed to those states?
They may have lived in those states, but not LEGALLY. In fact, they aren't legal citizens of ANY state. I go to school outside of California, and there were several hoops I had to jump through to get residency so that I could pay in-state tuition.
As for children who were brought here when they were young, it is truly unfortunate that they have to suffer the consequences of their parents mistakes. However, LEGALLY there are no exceptions. I might be unfair to them, but it is also unfair that the wonderful people of Africa have to suffer so much more than any Mexican, Central, or South American. Famine, cruel governments, war, and genocide to a degree that has never been seen south of the U.S. border has plagued that continent for years.
How is it fair that they have to go through the arduous process to come to the U.S. (or Europe) LEGALLY, while 12 million others cut in front of them because they have easier access to the U.S.?