Cry us a Rio Grande
Today's Lexington Herald-Leader spends more than 100 column inches crying about how those poor little illegal alien high school students can't go any further with their education because they can't get financial aid because they don't have Social Security numbers.
Cry us a river.
They are ILLEGALLY HERE, for Christ's sake. Each minute they are in this country, they are in continued violation of federal law. Each time they take to the highways of this state without a driver's licence because they don't have a SSN, they break the law.
No sympathy here. If these illegal immigrants (or "undocumented aliens," as the mainstream press wants to call them in a sanitized version of the truth) want benefits, then let them go back to Mexico and apply for citizenship and come here legally.
And while we're on the subject of illegal immigrants, Mitch McConnell ought to be thanking his lucky stars that the absolutely horrible immigration bill died in the Senate yesterday. If it had been approved with McConnell's support, he might have been staring a primary election opponent in the face next year. Conservative Republicans absolutely oppose amnesty and McConnell (who's already on thin ice with many of them regarding the Ernie Fletcher situation) woud not have endeared himself to his party's base in Kentucky had the bill passed.