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February 9, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Education for students in the country illegally: Provide aid for U.S. citizens

While I applaud the politicians of Washington state for considering legislation that would grant financial aid to students in the U.S. illegally, it just seems like another instance where U.S. citizens get the short end of the stick [“Help all students go to college with Real Hope Act,” Opinion, Feb. 6].

Tuition costs continue to go up and up for people who were born here legally, and that is just a shame. Maybe it is time that we give a little more help to people who were born here, because by and large that is the only fair thing to do.

I love that I live in a country that tries to help people achieve the American dream, but let us not forget about our own citizens.

Jeff Swanson, Everett

Comments | More in Immigration | Topics: Dream Act, immigration, Jeff Swanson

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