I'll start with my personal opinion. Absolutely not. What got me thinking of this topic is an article I read in today's Boston Globe. Illegal immigrants often find the road to college blocked - The Boston Globe Here's a little tidbit from the article; "Until his final year of high school, Filipe fit right in. A strong student at one of Boston's best schools, he excelled in sports and won a scholarship to state colleges because of his high test scores. He liked rock 'n' roll, video games, and the Red Sox. He spoke English like an American, with barely a hint of an accent. Then he graduated, and all the doors closed. He couldn't claim his scholarship, a state college charged him the pricey nonresident tuition, and financial aid was unavailable to him. The reason: Filipe is an illegal immigrant. Across America, Filipe and students like him are welcomed into the public school system by a narrow 1982 Supreme Court ruling that guarantees them a basic education, regardless of their immigration status. After graduation, for those who want to attend college, the rules dramatically change." If you read the article, it's obvious the Globe takes a position supporting such scholarships to illegal immigrants. It baffles me as to why they would take such a position. The question here is should OUR tax dollars send an illegal immigrant to college INSTEAD of a U.S. citizen? How can that even be discussed? Are we supposed to feel sorry for someone like Filipe who knows from the time he enters high school that illegal immigrants aren't eligible for college sholarships? Secondly, if we are to discuss this issue, what would stop us from allowing illegal immigrants to be eligible to receive the benefits of other social programs? Isn't America for Americans first? Opinions?