OR Legislature puts the law before the horse
Rep. Michael Dembrow and his band of co-horts are attempting to usurp Federal law by not only allowing foreign nationals, most likely illegally in our country to remain here, but now they want to give them an instate tuition benefit so they can attend college here.
I have asked this question repeatedly and not gotten an answer: How will these students and their parents pay for college? Several students testified that they or their parents are working 2 or 3 jobs already. Is that not another law being broken?
Is it just me...am I the only one who thinks we have we become too 'tolerant' of these lawbreakers? To think that we can sit in the State Capitol Building - the hub of lawmaking in Oregon - surrounded by kids that freely admit they are here illegally and so are their parents and siblings. They admit they are working several jobs (and most likely driving to those jobs without a license or insurance). And nothing happens to them. "Living in the shadows", haha...it wouldn't appear so.
Barely allowing testimony from the opposition at yesterdays hearing, these legislators hope to pass a bill that would allow these student lawbreakers to be awarded the opportunity to pay instate tuition at our colleges and universities.
Then what? We will have subsidized the college education of illegal aliens who will be competing for jobs with college graduates that are US citizens. Sounds like people need to stop and think first. This is a bad idea.
When does this stop? When do we finally say enough is enough?