A Sense of Unfairness

In a story about how essentially all of the immigration reform bills proposed in the RI General Assembly have stalled, Rep. Richard Singleton (R, Cumberland) gets to the heart of the matter. Most people simply think that giving illegal aliens a pass and rewarding them from not abiding by our laws is simply unfair.

One of Singleton’s bills — to prohibit the children of illegal immigrants from attending public schools in Rhode Island — contravenes federal law, and Singleton said he’s well aware of that. He said he introduced the measure in hopes that the Assembly would pass it and the ACLU would bring a court challenge that would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a reversal of the current policy on a national level.
“I think it’s incredibly unfair,” Singleton said, “that people can come here, break into our country, sneak in during the middle of the night, and the American taxpayer is expected to educate their children. I think that’s wrong, given the fact that we’re all struggling to pay taxes that cover the cost of education.”

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17 years ago

I’m far more upset about the provision that says that they don’t have to pay their back taxes, but I, as a citizen, don’t get that same deal.
I’m about ready to take up arms…

17 years ago

The more I thought about this the more terrifying it became.
My daughter has a friend who made $4000.00 to marry a woman from the Dominican Republic. The ceremony was done at a house in Providence by a justice of the peace. Friends and family, actually the woman’s husband from the Dominican Republic and their three children, were in attendance. Cake was served after the ceremony. The “family” started a new life together in New Jersey, the “groom” bought a motorcycle.
When our own citizens are in on the scam, is there any hope left? My daughter was sickened by the whole thing and now has no contact with the people involved. At least I know I did my best and raised civic minded children, not the spiritually corrupt people she knows.
Sometimes I wonder if it is too late.

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