Undocumented immigrants may apply to Loyola med school
BY TINA SFONDELES Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org June 13, 2013 6:34PM
Updated: June 14, 2013 2:22AM
Undocumented immigrants are now welcome to apply at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in an unprecedented move school officials hope might spread to the rest of the medical community.
So, what’s wrong with ILLEGAL ALIENS, euphemistically referred to as “undocumented immigrants”, applying to our medical schools?
First, when you apply to any school or job, you MUST provide a Social Security number. Because they are here illegally, illegal aliens do not have Social Security numbers….so, how can they ever meet any school’s entrance requirements?
Secondly, undocumented means that you have NOT followed United States Laws when entering the U.S. That means you are definitely ILLEGALLY here which is a criminal offense. Is Loyola now allowing criminals to attend their school?
Thirdly, Loyola is confused about the meaning of charity. While being charitable is usually considered a good quality, charity does NOT give any person or institution the right to defy U.S. law. It baffles me that a Catholic university is encouraging defiance to American immigration laws ….especially since such defiance is a criminal activity. While the goal might be worthy, allowing and encouraging illegal aliens to apply to Loyala contradicts common sense. And, there is no need to promote such unlawful and unsanctioned activities because, if Loyola wants to graduate more medical doctors LEGALLY, then it would be easy to set up medical schools in the native countries of these undocumented people, rather than defy U.S. law!
This plan is offensive not just to American citizens, but those who are following the legal path to citizenship. Ask those standing in the immigration line if allowing illegal aliens to apply to Loyola is tantamount to condoning criminal activity. The answer would be a unanimous “yes”!
Allowing illegal aliens to apply and attend is definitely insulting to the valuable reputation that Loyola has earned through the years by turning out highly-qualified doctors. Those doctors went through a rigorous interview process and an even more rigorous and lengthy training process. Accepting applicants who do not meet every standard will demean the reputation of Loyola and forever stain the reputation of these graduates!
As the parents of one of those graduates, and Catholics, we find Loyola’s plan frustrating and insulting. Along with all the other medical school graduates, my son, who followed all the rules to become a doctor, deserves better from his alma mater. As his parents, we do, too! In fact, so do the patients who will be treated by Loyola’s future doctors.
It is difficult to understand Loyola. And, we adamantly oppose Loyola’s perverse and illegitimate decision.