This new California law allows children, brought into the US illegally before the age of 16, to have access to financial aid.
As a patriotic American and a descendent of immigrants, I have to agree. This law stems from the belief that every human being can have the opportunity to better his or her quality of life. At some point in time our ancestors immigrated to this country to have a chance at bettering their lives and the live of their children and their children’s children. Why must that same opportunity be denied to immigrants now?
What makes you so much better than them?
For this is perhaps one of the worst types of hypocrisy. This will allow immigrants who have taken the time out of their day to become great academic scholars and who have proven that they can be something to have a chance at a decent education.
But as a dedicated student of Costa Mesa who wishes to continue his education after high school I have to say that this new law, made with good intentions, may have more negative consequences than positive.
Since there is no current law granting an illegal immigrant to legally work, those that do attain a college degree, will not be able to use it. In today’s times it is extremely hard to qualify for scholarships that can help American students pay off rising tuition. Now they will be competing against illegal immigrants. The new law will not only cause an increase in university population, straining the school system, but most notably the loss of up to 40 million dollars a year for the state.
Only time can tell whether this new law will have either a positive or negative effect in California.