Editorial - Illegal, But Enrolled: KSU Case a wake-up call for taxpayers, lawmakers ...
Jonathan McLain wrote - This is not only a slap in the face of law enforcement officials but all Georgians. KSU should look for a new president. This guy is laughable.
PossumRed wrote - Why doesn't KSU just ban citizens and open admission to "illegal" - oops! - "undocumented guests" only?
Ripped Off Taxpayer wrote - I didn't know that illegal aliens had so many rights. Just remember if Jessica Colotl gets pregnant, the kid gets another door prize - U.S. citizenship and Social Security. Only in America!
Insideknowhow wrote - Someone might want to look into the status of the two young ladies who are loudly expressing their views over what needs to be done. Perhaps there's a reason they now, according to other stories, are unable to be contacted by the media. Too much spotlight to be comfortable?
NtheNo wrote - If you're illegal you should be deported - end of discussion.
David S. Schneider wrote - Since 1996 it has been a federal felony to "Aid and abet or harbor an illegal alien," punishable by up to 10 years in a federal penitentiary.
Toby Miller wrote - I find the whole situation disgusting. Especially the actions of KSU. This is why corporations and now universities should be financially punished for harboring and exploiting illegal immigrants.
Flipand wrote - The underlying racism of this article is disgusting. Who among us has a perfectly legal or documented ancestry? I know I do not and I doubt whoever wrote this does. I believe these people are especially brave to live the lives they do. While I am sure it is easy to sit in this nice little hamlet of Marietta and look down on brown-skinned people, try and have a little bit of perspective that while everywhere is the "real world," Marietta and north Metro Atlanta has a decidedly different definition of reality. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
Fishtales wrote - Flipand, are you kidding me? Yeah I got documentation. It's called a birth certificate from a U.S. hospital and just for giggles, a Georgia driver's license, which the law requires me to carry for some crazy reason. This has nothing to do with racism, but just like many other issues today, when you run out of excuses, just play the racism card.
Laura Armstrong blog: KSU's preferential treatment of illegal immigrant student is disgusting ...
Immigrant's daughter wrote - My mom is an immigrant and came here legally! She got no special treatment and actually learned our language and became a citizen! I grew up in California and I got tired of all of the special treatment the Mexicans expected. I am tired of supporting those who come to our country of their own free will and then end up getting more than our own kids would be able to get. I am fed up!
Rich Pellegrino wrote - I am surprised (Armstrong) would join the bullies who choose a hardworking young lady who knows no other country but this to make political fodder of. That is the lowest form of bullying and I will stand up with all my might to oppose those bullies hiding behind their badges, their regents' robes and their official titles and feigned indignation to pick on a defenseless young woman who learned how to survive in a society which mercilessly denies her an identity.
JcMitchell wrote - Mr. Pellegrino, are you serious? This isn't about this one girl. It is about all the illegals and the complete disregard for the laws of this country that have been ignored for this girl and who knows how many others. I believe, we as Americans, are just getting fed-up and yes, disgusted with the illegals' special treatments. So I say shame on you, Mr. Pellegrino.
S. Adams wrote - My husband needs to take his ex wife back to court in California and I've taken classes at KSU before. Do you think KSU's attorney will give him a hand with his strategy?
Legal citizen wrote - How does being appalled by this situation make me a white supremacist? My father and many other teachers are being laid off from their jobs as school teachers and one of the main reasons is because illegals are having to be taken care of whether it be teaching them English or providing lunch for them while they do not pay taxes.
KSU alum 2007 wrote - As a grad student at GSU studying social studies education, I've become a leader of the fight against budget cuts for education. The problem is not undocumented students, but the refusal of the wealthy to pay for a crisis they created. The money is there, but our regressive tax codes allow it to be concentrated at the top and not spent for the public good - for social goods like education that prepare our economy for what's down the road.