Monday, June 02, 2008

A Tale Of Two Scholars

In the first story, a California valedictorian will be deported because his family's bid for asylum, which they've sought since 1992, has been denied.

In the second story, some Palestinian students will be allowed to come study in the United States now that their Fulbright scholarships have been restored.

I thought these stories presented an interesting juxtaposition.

Update, 6/11/08: The valedictorian and his family may get to stay. But they were first denied residency back in 2002, so if they get deported now, it's not because of some harsh, arbitrary rule. It's because the process of appeals is allowed to go on for so long. And at the end of the link, we're told the chances for staying seem pretty grim right now.

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