Access to higher ed improves even as immigration reform stalls by Juliana Barbassa Associated Press
Here's the intro:
"When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton."
Of course he was...
"But Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he had to push aside the Ivy League brochures and prepare to attend California State University in Fresno, where he can live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he's not supposed to have."
Hold on, I have to wipe my eyes before I continue...poor Bernal the Illegal Immigrant doesn't get to attend one of the best universities in America at a reduced rate because we're stingy, horrible people...right? (Literally the best university according to U.S. News)
Oh wait a minute...Princeton University has about a 13% acceptance rate and runs about $40,000 per year!!
All things being equal...I have a comment for the sappy AP reporter who wrote this bilge:
A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T GET TO GO TO PRINCETON!! REGULAR, EVERYDAY, MIDDLE-CLASS, AMERICAN PEOPLE!! IF HE CAN'T AFFORD PRINCETON, THAT'S HIS PROBLEM!! WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD, SISTER!! THIS ISN'T THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, IT'S THE IVY LEAGUE!!
Good grief, there is no way I could have covered the tuition at Princeton but the AP isn't writing stories about people like me! One of my best friends got accepted at Dartmouth but did not qualify for financial aid—she had to "settle" for a humdrum public university.
Why is Bernal's story so special? Because he broke a zillion laws on his path to a higher education and the rest of us didn't? How does this make him more qualified when it should in fact, disqualify him altogether?
This anecdotal MSM garbage has to stop—the real "illegal immigration" story here is the 19,999,999 illegal aliens who do not get wait listed at Princeton...or even know what it is.
This guy doesn't deserve Princeton, he doesn't deserve Fresno State—he deserves to be deported.
Ugh... illegal immigrant sense of entitlement run amok...that's all this is.