One of the issues that the Maryland Catholic Conference (MCC) and the Archbishops have pushed is for in-state tuition for illegal aliens.
Their arguement is that that these children came to the US, brought here by their parents. They had no choice. They had no knowledge of what their parents were doing. They have lived here for many years and therefore should not be punished. They too should receive a discounted education.
My argument has always been: Why do you want to reward illegal behavior?
Well, it looks like that myth has been busted by The Washington Post on January 14, 2008.
According to the article, it focuses on Marcelino Benitez who:
came to the United States with a friend when he was 15, hoping to join his mother in Loudoun. After walking across the desert for a day and a night, he was picked up in a small truck packed with other border-crossers and drive to Phoenix.
So, now we find out that not all minors who come to the US are brought here by their parents.
Another half truth from the Maryland Catholic Conference.
Personally, as I have said before, it is time to clean house and fire Richard Dowling and then Julie Varner. It is also time for the Archdiocese of Washington to stop supporting those who have broken the law.