Monday, March 10, 2008

It cost more to keep DREAMERS out of college than to keep them in

Inside an article on how many anti-immigration laws have come up recently is a brief statement about the University of Arizona and it's DREAMERS. As the reporter states, the university saved $70,000 but the "startup cost" to get the project going amounted to more than $140,000.

How is that for good logic?

It seems to be a pattern. The U.S. hurts itself more with passing one the laws than it helps itself... As in the issue of driver's licenses for the undocumented.... better not to allow them licenses even though that means the rest of the population is constantly at risk for being in an accident with someone who does not have insurance.

Interesting how disdain can be much stronger than the desire for self-preservation.


Immigration Bills Up but Will They Pass?

The Associated Press - Washington Post
Friday, March 7, 2008; 7:09 PM

...[T]he University of Arizona saved roughly $70,000 last year by identifying illegal immigrants who are ineligible for in-state tuition under a new law, the startup cost of the program was more than double that. The school estimates the annual cost of identifying such students will be equal if not greater than the savings...

for link to complete AP article, click the title of this post

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