On June 14, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam, signed a current regulation increasing state monetary assist to unlawful aliens. Through the ceremony, which came about at Marymount College in Arlington, the governor justified his celebration’s coverage by asserting that unlawful aliens “are Virginians, in each sense of the phrase, apart from the immigration standing.” Whereas many Virginians – each native-born ones and authorized immigrants – undoubtedly disagree with this giveaway to people who don’t have any proper to be within the nation, they may however be required to pay for the Democrats’ advantage signaling and false “generosity.”
The invoice, H.B. 2123, was initially launched within the Democratic-dominated Virginia Home of Delegates by Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, who serves because the Democratic Whip. It handed the state Home and Senate in February.
Based on Virginia’s Legislative Data System, the laws “[p]rovides that college students who meet the factors to be deemed eligible for in-state tuition no matter their citizenship or immigration standing shall be afforded the identical academic advantages, together with monetary help packages administered by the State Council of Greater Training for Virginia the State Board for Group Schools, or a public establishment of upper training, as another particular person who’s eligible for in-state tuition.”
It is going to go into impact on August 1, 2022, and builds upon a regulation Northam signed in April 2020 making unlawful aliens eligible for Virginia in-state tuition.
Through the ceremony, the governor said that the laws would profit the households of the unlawful alien faculty college students, and claimed that it was each good for Virginia’s economic system (“extra staff with levels, who can fill job vacancies in our state,” i.e. extra job competitors) and an affirmation of the “American dream.” A lot of the media additionally framed the problem in one-sidedly sympathetic phrases, with WDMV describing the laws as “an effort to decrease the boundaries of scholars who will not be residents of the U.S. or immigrants” and writing with approval that “new incoming college students enrolled in an internet training or distance studying program will obtain a tuition help grant award for $2,000.”
Predictably, neither the Democratic politicians, nor the pro-illegal-alien journalists, talked about the prices, or the truth that Virginia taxpayers will probably be on the hook for them. (Granted, some unlawful aliens pay taxes as effectively, however these revenues under no circumstances compensate for the massive and rising fiscal burden of unlawful immigration.) In different phrases, authorized immigrants who adopted the foundations – and are working onerous to realize the “American dream” and put their very own kids by faculty – will probably be requested to fund monetary assist for people who don’t have any authorized proper to be within the U.S. within the first place. And Governor Northam and his celebration are placing the latter earlier than “left behind” native-born Virginians languishing in poverty in economically depressed areas, equivalent to Appalachia, and others (see right here, right here, and right here).
Along with pandering,
virtue-signaling, and redistributing different folks’s cash, the laws
signed by the governor can be a component of the open-borders crowd’s
never-ceasing makes an attempt to “normalize” unlawful migration by more and more
anchoring unauthorized aliens in American society in each manner doable. That
that is each at odds with the needs of the American folks and the spirit of
our immigration legal guidelines is seemingly of no concern to them. Nor do Governor
Northam and his celebration appear in any respect anxious about the truth that providing extra
“goodies” – and in any other case making it simpler for overseas nationals to stay within the
nation illegally – incentivizes extra unlawful migration.