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1 unwashed masses  Mon, May 9, 2011 7:01:27pm

They don't do the same for us. Proof of Mexican citizenship is required to attend public schools for free, but foreigners can attend public schools by paying a tuition.

2 unwashed masses  Mon, May 9, 2011 7:08:44pm

Sure, this is America! We owe everybody an education, free health care, food stamps, all kinds of welfare and a nice place to live.. We have more money than we know what to do with---don't we?

3 lostlakehiker  Mon, May 9, 2011 7:19:08pm

Mexico is a harsh place to be an illegal immigrant. Guatemalans passing through are in mortal peril. Many are murdered. More are kidnapped and held for ransom.

This does not mean we should go and kidnap Mexican illegal immigrants and hold them for ransom etc. As Richard Nixon explained in another context,

That would be wrong.

It wouldn't work.


What a revealing quote.

Of course, the right thing morally is to go ahead and include them at school.

But let's play Nixon's game. Never mind morality. Just look at whether it pays or not.

Failing to educate the children of illegal immigrants, or children who are themselves illegal immigrants, wouldn't work out at all well for states that might be thinking of a heaping helping of penny-wise pound foolishness.

Children grow up. Then they're expected to work. Nowadays, it helps to have an education. As a practical matter, it's not realistic to expect that most illegal immigrants who have established long term residence here will eventually be deported. In the end, the majority will live out their lives here. Most of those children will eventually become citizens. We don't have, and won't have, any system for that kind of mass deportation.

With that as a given, the case for educating illegal-immigrant children is about as strong as the case for educating our current citizenry.

4 shecky  Mon, May 9, 2011 8:17:52pm

re: #1 unwashed masses

This line of argument always puzzles me. Mexico has a number of poorly run institutions and policies. So we should take our cues on how to run our own institutions and policies from Mexico... why?

5 SpaceJesus  Tue, May 10, 2011 12:24:12am

re: #4 shecky

because it isn't an argument

6 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, May 10, 2011 12:42:29am

re: #5 SpaceJesus

because it isn't an argument

Nor, should it even be a discussion.

7 aagcobb  Tue, May 10, 2011 4:10:55am

But, but, we need to keep those nassy messicans ignorant, so they'll keep doing menial jobs for little pay!/

8 wrenchwench  Tue, May 10, 2011 8:24:04am

re: #1 unwashed masses

They don't do the same for us. Proof of Mexican citizenship is required to attend public schools for free, but foreigners can attend public schools by paying a tuition.


If I'm not mistaken, you're one of those Libertarians who doesn't even want to provide a free education to US citizens, let alone non-citizens of any sort. Why hide it?

9 unwashed masses  Tue, May 10, 2011 5:48:15pm

re: #4 shecky

They'd never do it for anyone, but they expect others to do it for them.

re: #8 wrenchwench

What am I hiding? I never said anything of the sort. Fact: people place higher value on things they have to pay for.

10 unwashed masses  Tue, May 10, 2011 10:07:13pm

re: #4 shecky
It's not emulating, it's reciprocating.

11 unwashed masses  Wed, May 11, 2011 9:40:27am

re: #7 aagcobb

Just go out and play, the grownups are having a discussion.


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