Media Reaction

Media Reaction
Michael J. Fidermutz
John Harris

I am a firm believer that education should be available to anyone who wants to continue their education after High School.   But there is one issue that I do have a problem with and that is the state of California offering Financial Aid to “Illegal” undocumented students who have come into the country to better themselves.   Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that they should be banned from doing so; I just think there needs to be a line that has to be drawn.   During this article I am going to write I will point out some of the drawbacks I see from the “California Dream Act” the way it has affected my family directly and how it has prevented them from continuing their education and get to where they want to be in life.   I believe every one is entitled to their opinions on anything that is brought up regardless of what the topic is.
Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
    The “California Dream Act” states “An undocumented high-school graduate or GED recipient would be eligible to adjust to conditional lawful permanent resident (LPR) status if they have been physically present in the United States for at least five years and were younger than 16 when they first entered the country. (Immigration Policy Center, Para 6, 2010)   I am all for today’s youth receiving an education and moving forward with their lives, but I have a problem when them receiving their education and continuing their lives gets in the way of my family or even American born young men and women furthering their education.
    As stated in the Abstract my family has experienced this bill affecting their educational progress first hand.   My brother has received his certificate in the studies of “Surgical Technologist,” which is great for him. After finishing that program, which he completed at an adult school institution, he went to enroll in a junior college to continue his education and get his RN degree.   He had...