Colleges Prefer to Import Muslim Students Because They Pay The Higher "Out of State Tuition"
I have long suspected this to be true. But I had not previously come across any mainstream source willing to admit the truth.
Well, here it is, from the Seattle Times:
Culture clash with Mideast students stirs up Idaho tow POCATELLO, Idaho — When the Rev. Jim Jones, pastor of the Blazing Grace Church here, approached the lectern at City Hall, he was holding a copy of the Quran.
The Islamic text commanded followers to embrace intolerance, hate and violence, he told the zoning panel, explaining why he felt uncomfortable with the plan of Middle Eastern students at Idaho State University to build a mosque within walking distance of campus. “I get very fearful because I live close to this place,” Jones told the panel, which was considering a rezoning request.
The mosque was approved. But the remarks by Jones and other opponents at the February 2014 hearing were signs of the fissures developing in this railroad town as Idaho State became increasingly dependent on Saudi and Kuwaiti students to replace income lost from steep declines in local enrollment and state funding.
The potential payoff of having these students was big — $20,000 per student in annual out-of-state tuition, nearly three times what state residents pay. As the number of Middle Eastern students grew to nearly 1,200 — almost 10 percent of the school’s enrollment — that meant an estimated $40 million for the local economy every year.
But Idaho State had not bargained for the cultural clash in this isolated community. Even if they were just normal, rowdy college kids, the behavior of the mostly male students stood out in this conservative, predominantly Mormon city.
Free from the strict cultural mores of their home countries, some students have faced charges like drunken driving and stalking. Also, professors said students, many of them unfamiliar with English, were ill prepared and frequently resorted to cheating.The reason I had long suspected this to be true is because I live in a college town, and I know from observation that every year the population of "Middle Eastern students" increases by what I would estimate to be about 20-30%.
Every year we have more women in Burqas, Niqabs, and Hijab. I consider full-face covering to be concrete evidence of radicalization. Truth is, most the ME girls (to the extent that there are ME girls) are either wearing Hijab or no covering at all, so judging by the female population, I can not truly estimate the percentage of radicalized Muslims in my area.
However, as the article above notes, most of the imported students are male. If I am to judge by beards, I'd say there are a lot of radicals. But honestly, I can not know that that is an accurate predictor.
Additionally, I want to comment on why I say these students are "imported". The article seems to have knowledge that the students really came here from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. In my area, I can not tell where they came from. They COULD be from elsewhere in the United States. However, I do not believe that to be the case.
Living in California, you get used to living among people who are new to the country. Simple observation can tell you if these people are new to America. You hear a heavy accent, or speaking in another language entirely. Sometimes they don't speak English at all. They nod and point, and smile a lot. Or, in the case of many ME people, they don't smile at all. They may wear clothing from their native country. This is not always the robes or burqas we identify with Islam. It may simply be clothing that looks unrecognizable, from one's experience of any shopping center anywhere in the local area.
This is not to say that one can be sure that a person is new to the country from any of this evidence, but I am the type of person who will often strike up conversations with people I don't know. From this I have been able to determine that my judgement is usually correct on whether or not the person is new to America. I will ask them questions about their experience here, why they came, do they like it better here than where they are from, what it is they do like or not like?
(As an aside, I have learned a lot this way, and I have met some really wonderful people from all over the world. One thing I have learned is we are very lucky to live here in this country, and we have it easy compared to even the upper middle class people of other nations. Another thing I have learned is Mexican people, Vietnamese people, Taiwanese people, Indian people, Africans, Filipinos, and most Arab Christians, and Persian Christians are perfectly nice people. Indians, Filipinos, and Africans tend to me very enthusiastic people from my experience. It is a delight to speak with them and hear of their hopes and dreams.)
Anyway, I have really digressed from the point of this post. The point is, Universities are helping to import overseas students, and at least in the case of Idaho State, they would PREFER the foreign students, because they pay higher tuition.
Now, business being business (and yes, Universities are businesses even though they like to believe themselves to be above such concerns) one can reasonably assume that all Universities feel the natural self-interest that comes along with an offer of more money. Therefore, one can reasonably assume that most Universities are tempted to increase the percentage of foreign-born students, so that they will receive the higher tuition fees.
And verily, the California State University and University of California systems are impacted in many majors, and are struggling to deal with budget issues and the accommodation of all the students who want to attend:
Stephanie Mazariego, an 18-year-old student at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, wants to attend a California State University school. She has Cal State Fullerton in her sights, but has been warned by older relatives that the days of simply picking a CSU campus and expecting to easily get in are long gone.
The system has buckled in recent years under $1 billion in state budget cuts from 2007 to 2012, and although support is trickling back in, some wonder whether the once-model institution will become an example to other states of how the promise of public higher education was broken by misplaced priorities in California and on campuses.
From Fall 2010 to Fall 2013, between 20,000 and 30,000 qualified first-time freshmen were turned away each of those years from CSU schools as the state recovered from the Great Recession.
“We were making a real faith effort to ensure that if you graduated from high school and you wanted to go to a post-secondary school, you can. That's the democratic way,” William G. Tierney, co-director of the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education, said about the state's Master Plan.
“The goal and mission is still there, but how we get there is not clear, needs to be clarified, and we need to walk our talk.” campus is impacted when it has exhausted enrollment capacity because there isn't enough physical space or there aren't enough instructors.
A major is impacted when the area of study receives more applications from eligible students than can be accommodated.
“When I go to national meetings, most of the presidents are worrying about meeting enrollment targets, and here I am turning down (thousands) of students who should be admitted,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley.
CSULB became fully impacted, or beyond enrollment capacity, in 2012. Some CSU schools, like Dominguez Hills in Carson, are not campus-impacted, but may have certain majors that are.
Students can still be admitted to a campus in a different major, or they may be admitted to an impacted major — one that has more students interested than seats available — if they meet additional criteria. Impacted campuses give priority to local students.So, here we see the Cal State University system is turning Californian-born students down outright. AND, at the same time, they are struggling with budget cuts. That means the pressure is to take more foreign students.
At the same time, we learn here that colleges around the country are not able to get enough students (like Idaho State University), and so the pressure is even stronger to accept foreign born students.
So, what do you think is going to happen? As far as I can tell, we are getting more and more and more Middle Eastern students, and many of them are Muslim.
I know for instance that there are more and more Islamic food stores, Halal restaurants, and Mosques popping up in the area where I live.
The building where I used to work for the Democratic Party, back in the 1990's, has become a major Mosque in the area.
Many of the new students I have seen in the past 2 years have not been Middle Eastern, necessarily, but have been Pakistani, Bangladeshi, or Sri Lankan. (I can not tell the difference, frankly.)
Well, goody for us.
All polls show that a high percentage of Muslims around the world, including those who live in the Western world, believe in various disgusting aspects of Sharia law, that gays should be put to death, that apostates should be put to death, that it's ok to have sex with children, that women should wear burqas, that Jihad against the Infidel is a mission for Muslims, etc.
Here are some polls for the doubters out there:
Now if this is true, and it is, then that means that, when we import Muslims, we are importing a high percentage of people who believe in these abominations.
Why would we do this to ourselves?
We can not lay all the blame at the foot of Barack Obama, though he does seem even more enthusiastic about Islam than George Bush and the rest of the GOP. But not really by much, if we are to be honest with ourselves.
We need to stop creating a situation whereby it is hard for native-born young people to get into the schools they want to go to because the schools would rather accept imported Muslim students.
Personally, I am interested in knowing the answers to questions such as the following?
What is the process by which a potential student acquires a Student Visa?
Does the University aid in this process?
Are young people who enter our nation on Student Visas guaranteed citizenship if they proceed with the process?
Is the government incentivizing Universities to accept students from various countries?
Are there Federally-funded student aid, or grants, available to foreign born students?
And, in conclusion, we need to elect leaders who will put a stop to this state of affairs. Considering the fact that Ted Cruz has actually pushed to dramatically expand Muslim migration, we must begin to come to terms with the idea that Donald Trump, with all his flaws, may be our only hope.