Monday, June 02, 2008

And Good Riddance

A recent high school graduate (a valedictorian as a matter of fact) and his mother are scheduled to be deported to Armenia because their application for asylum has been rejected.

I have no idea whether their asylum claim has any merit and I'm sure some people with legitimate claims have those applications rejected, but the fact of the matter is, those people are here illegally and that student used tax payer funds to receive his education.

But, but, he worked so hard to get to the top of his class, he should be allowed to stay! Why? Because he studied hard? He was here illegally, his mother should be reimbursing the state for his education. Granted, it is a public school, so it's tough to say just how much of an education he got but the principal stands, he had no business being there.