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Flashback: Illegal immigrant admits Harvard gives him free ride, including travel expenses, because of undocumented status

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(NaturalNews) When an American child is born in a hospital, a Social Security number is given to document that the child is a US-born citizen. Today, parents might want to think twice before registering their child as a number in the US system. Surprisingly, being an undocumented alien has more advantages now than ever before. One undocumented illegal immigrant was not only admitted to Harvard; he was also offered a free ride and had his travel expenses exclusively paid for! His name is Dario Guerrero, and he's speaking loud and proud about the advantages that his undocumented status gives him in the US.

You can almost hear the excitement in Dario Guerrero's words: "[T]hey gave me a full ride. This meant I wouldn't have to worry about student loans or quarterly tuition payments; that I always had a place to stay away from home; that I could travel every semester, on Harvard's dime, back to California; that my parents would never have to worry whether I'd finish school. Those are luxuries few people, documented or not, ever have."

That's right, the undocumented Dario Guerrero is not only riding the gravy train, but he's speaking freely about it in The Washington Post, with no enforcement to become a documented US immigrant.

Harvard gives undocumented immigrant a free ride

Guerrero didn't even know he was an undocumented alien most of his life. In high school, he found out that his Social Security number and name didn't match. That's when his parents finally relayed the message to him. His parents told him that they were undocumented Mexican immigrants too, that they overstayed their visa when Dario was three years old. They told Dario that they gave him his brother's Social Security number.

After high school, Dario applied to several schools and was rejected by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Williams University. An email from an MIT admissions officer told him, "For (undocumented) students, the only way we can admit them at this time is as an international student. They would then need to leave the U.S. and return through an international border."

After the MIT rejection, he went into Harvard on a whim and was surprised to hear the admissions officer proclaim, "If you are admitted to Harvard College, we will meet your full financial need without regard to your legal status." He jumped on the deal, flabbergasted: "They didn't care about immigration status."

Talking to The Washington Post, Dario said, "I used to think that being undocumented was a disadvantage to me. I used to mourn the fact that I was different. But ultimately I realize that it was because of, not in spite of, my identity -- as an undocumented Chicano -- that I was [sic] been able to do what I did."

Universities and federal funding favor undocumented immigrants

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is also flabbergasted at the current state of affairs at universities: "This is outrageous. Colleges are applying an informal affirmative action on behalf of illegal aliens. If you are an illegal alien who is reasonably bright, your chances of getting into an Ivy League college are almost better if you are an illegal alien than if you are an American citizen."

He commented further, "The government hasn't tied immigration status to college admissions, so there's no legal prohibition against a college admitting illegal immigrants."

Krikorian stated one glaring problem with this situation, showing how the federal government favors undocumented immigrants while discriminating against American citizens. "A college is not allowed to discriminate on basis of race and still get federal funds, but with regard to legal resident status for college students, the government doesn't seem to care." He said that no one really knows how many illegal aliens are now attending colleges in the US now on the American taxpayer's dime.

An excited Dario Guerrero told the Post, "The opportunity to one day join the 6.2 percent (of high school students admitted to Harvard) or the 1 percent, or even just the 100 percent of legal residents who live without fear of deportation is worth crossing the border for."

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