Texas A&M University’s student Senate recently approved a bill that would no longer allow illegal immigrants attending the school to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Since 2001, illegal immigrants in Texas have qualified for in-state tuition, which offers them a generous discount compared to out-of-state students attending the university. Texas A&M has 49,000 students, and about 300 are illegal immigrants.
Demonstrators took to campus streets and held up signs that said, “Aggies don’t fight Aggies,” and “We don’t choose to be illegal.” Many of the demonstrators support proposed federal legislation called the Dream Act — which would allow immigrant children to remain in the United States to serve in the military or attend college.
Justin Pulliam, student Senator and chairman of Texas Aggie Conservatives, the co-author of the S.B. 63-11 bill, predicts that Dream Act Activists will turn out Wednesday when the bill is brought back onto the floor. Students will have an option to override Robinson’s veto.
“Dream Act Activists are very effective and good at being heard,” Pulliam said. But he says there are others not so vocal — students and faculty alike — who support the bill.
First of all, “the lurkers support me in e-mail?” I know all college conservatives are basically the same douchey frathead cloned in Dick Cheney’s bunker and programmed to say stuff like “It’s an infringement on my free speech if I can’t call you names without you telling me to fuck off” but COME ON, really?
Second, well, now that you’ve screwed over 300 kids trying to make a decent life for themselves out of circumstances they had no part in creating, life for the other 48,700 should just kick ass. I’m sure everything will be fine for you, now you’ve got the important shit handled. The 65 cents you save can be put to good use buying an extra can of soda for the cafeteria. Way to go!