Texas Governor Rick Perry got into trouble in his last debate with his own Republican party because he defended the policy in Texas of charging in-state college tuition rates to the children of illegal immigrants.
This is America. We are all immigrants. I am one, albeit a legal one. My children got in-state tuition in college.
There are actually many people in our America that believe, adamantly at that, that children of illegal immigrants should not get in-state tuition. These are American citizens we are talking about, people who were born here, in Texas, in Arizona, in California. Just because their parents did something illegal – enter this country without a visa – we want to punish the children?
How about we punish children for parents who have done something else illegal, like smoke marijuana? How about a week suspension from school if your parents ever smoked pot? How about we brand you with a tattoo if your mom ever got caught shoplifting? How about a higher tax rate if your dad ever committed a felony?