I was speaking to the father of one of my sons’ best friends the other day. As it turns out, the father is also one of my close friends. His older son is graduating high school and will be heading off to college in a few months. He wishes to study aeronautic engineering, and schools that specialize in this field are pretty pricey.
He told me that he is too wealthy to be poor and too poor to be wealthy. In other words, he’s just above the threshold for his son to qualify for low income assistance, so student loans are what they are left with. And that’s okay. He doesn’t expect anyone else to pay for his son’s education.
It’s just a shame that his son isn’t an illegal alien. I suggested he and his son fly down to Tijuana, Mexico, drop him off, have the kid walk across the border, claim DREAMer status, and he’ll be all set.
If, we’ll call him Julio, picks the right state and the right school, he’s virtually home free. And if he needs help in how to achieve this, he may read a US News article from 2014 entitled “How Immigrants without Legal Status Can Pay for College.”
Notice they are careful to describe them as immigrants without legal status, rather than what they are – illegals. Only once, in this relatively lengthy post is the word illegal mentioned.
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