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California “Dream Act” approved for illegal immigrants

July 25, 2011 2 comments

Jerry Brown border bacilli given all access to invade your paycheck and tax funded educational institutions by your ever caring-benevolent-fightin’ fer freedumb-gubmint.

When you’re searching the couch cushions to collect the necessary tuition to send your White children to college, be sure to take a moment and look out your mortgaged-to-the-hilt chicken coop and wave to pockmarked  Paco, the hepatitis carrying, White despising LaRaza-roach, as he makes his way across McAmerica’s open borders, on its way to that free Whitey paid school gig. 

 

California “Dream Act” approved for illegal immigrants

ReutersBy Alex Dobuzinskis | Reuters – 1 hr 47 mins ago

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday a bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive privately funded scholarships to attend the state’s public colleges and universities.

The bill, dubbed the California Dream Act, passed the state Legislature earlier this month and aims at helping illegal immigrants who have earned a high school diploma after attending at least three years of high school in the state.

“At the end of the day, if we’re going to continue as a powerful, equal-opportunity society, we’re going to have to invest in our people,” Brown, a Democrat, said at the signing ceremony in the library of a Los Angeles community college.

The state law is named after a national bill introduced in Congress last year to give young, undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least five years a path to citizenship through college or military service.

The federal bill failed to win passage in December 2010, and its chances have dimmed since a Republican majority took control of the House of Representatives this year.

Critics say the California Dream Act gives illegal immigrants a false promise, because their immigration status will not change after graduating from college, and they will remain unable to find legal employment.

The new law merely makes undocumented students who qualify eligible for private scholarships. Many are unable to otherwise afford more than a two-year degree from a community college.

A separate bill under consideration in the legislature would allow illegal immigrants to qualify for publicly funded scholarships as well.

State law already allows illegal immigrants in California who qualify for admission to a four-year state university to pay in-state tuition rather than the more expensive out-of-state tuition rate.

But four-year institutions are still beyond reach for many undocumented students without financial aid.

Twelve other states also grant in-state tuition eligibility to illegal immigrants based on attendance and graduation from a state high school, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina and Indiana bar illegal immigrants from in-state tuition benefits.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Steve Gorman and Jerry Norton and Todd Eastham)

U.S. wastes $34 billion in Afghan and Iraq contracting

July 23, 2011 2 comments

U.S. wastes $34 billion in Afghan and Iraq contracting

WASHINGTON | Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:04pm EDT

(Reuters) – The United States has wasted some $34 billion on service contracts with the private sector in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study being finalized for Congress.

The findings by a bipartisan congressional commission were confirmed to Reuters by a person familiar with the draft of the study, which is due to be completed in coming weeks.

The analysis by the Commission on Wartime Contracting, details of which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, offers the most complete look so far at the misuse of U.S. contracting funds in Afghanistan and Iraq, where more than $200 billion has been doled out in the contracts and grants over nearly a decade.

It also gives the most complete picture of the magnitude of the U.S. contracting workforce in the two countries.

The source, who declined to be named, said more than 200,000 contractors have been on the U.S. payroll at times in Iraq and Afghanistan — outstripping the number of U.S. troops currently on the ground in those countries.

The United States has fewer than 100,000 troops in Afghanistan and some 46,000 forces in Iraq.

The tally of private sector contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan can be surprisingly difficult to obtain since many U.S. contractors are outsourced to subcontractors who depend on temporary labor, the source said.

The report blames a lack of oversight by federal agencies for misuse of funds and warns of further waste when the programs are transferred to Iraqi or Afghan control as the United States withdraws its troops.

The U.S. military is on course to withdraw all of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year and started drawing down its force in Afghanistan this month.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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What really happened to Osama Bin Laden?

May 4, 2011 2 comments