The Tribune has an interesting piece about what
happens to Chicago high school students who graduate but can't get
federal financial aid because of their immigration status.
Others will differ, but it seems crazy to me in this day and age to educate kids for 12 years without regard to immigration status and then all of a sudden care about where they were born. Either educate them or not, but don't change the rules halfway through the process, especially since they're likely to stay here anyway and may well become extremely productive members of society. In practical terms, what's being done now is pretty much encouraging undocumented kids to drop out of high school or college. You don't want to reward people for breaking the law but you don't want to change the rules at the last minute for those who have been here a long time, either. Discuss.