May 30, 2006, - 12:26 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You get rid of more bees with vinegar than with honey. So why are America’s corporations providing more honey to illegal aliens?
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an interesting article/sob story, “When the Corporate Scholarship Winner Is Here Illegally.”
We learned a lot from the article. We learned that a lot of American corporations help the illegal alien invasion by granting college scholarships (funded by profits from your patronage of their products) to illegal aliens.
We also learned that while illegal aliens can’t qualify for federal grants and loans to finance higher education, the Senate Immigration Bill would change that and make them eligible for your tax-financed college loans, too. They call this “The Dream Act.” But whose dream? Our budget is not unlimited. Helping their dream may take a U.S. citizen’s (a/k/a your child’s) dream away.
According to the Journal, while some companies–such as Coca Cola Scholar’s Foundation–prohibit illegal aliens from receiving their college scholarships, they don’t enforce it. That’s what happened with Hector Vega, an illegal alien, to whom Coke gave a $20,000 scholarship. Coke claims it won’t give scholarships to illegals, but Vega promised he’ll try to become legal. That sufficed. No more Coca Cola Blaq for us.
Are there no legal U.S. citizen high school grads worthy of scholarships? Ask MetroPCS, a Dallas-based cellular phone service company that doesn’t require credit checks for customers. That company also gave the illegal Vega a $1,000 scholarship.
And shame on the National Association of Secondary School Principals. It also showered the illegal Vega with $1,000. Know any high school principals? Ask them why they give scholarships to illegal aliens.
We also learned that the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, supported by Anheuser-Busch, gives out $25 million in scholarships, much of it to illegal aliens. It certainly gives new meaning to the words, “This Bud’s for you.” Don’t buy Anheuser-Busch, and let the company know why.
Our favorite was the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy used by Microsoft. The company specifically does NOT ask for proof of legal residency of scholarship candidates and recipients.
Ironically, the only company that won’t consider illegal aliens for scholarships is Wal-Mart. Yet the company is notorious for hiring illegal alien contractors and forcing subcontractors to employ illegals (as we detailed here and here). Hypocrisy-Mart.
If your company or employer gives out college scholarships, you should inquire whether U.S. citizenship or legal residency is required of recipients. And you should demand that it is.
To sum up, the following companies give college scholarships to illegal aliens (ask yourself if you want to finance this by continuing to by their products):
* Anheuser-Busch Cos.
* National Association of Secondary School Principals
We’re not for discouraging illegal aliens from becoming educated members of society. We’re for discouraging illegal aliens from coming to America in the first place and bringing their children with them.
These companies make their entry into and survival in our country easier and more attractive. Like we said, you get rid of more bees with vinegar than with honey.
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