While his case is exceptional, Mr. Padilla's predicament reflects the cacophony of messages a conflicted nation sends to illegal immigrants. This spring, at least 65,000 undocumented immigrant students, many of whom have been in this country most of their lives, will graduate from high school. The Constitution guarantees a public-school K-12 education for every child in the U.S.
The bold is my emphasis. Now, read that again, and then go look up the text of the US Constitution, and amendments, and please, gentle reader, tell me where it says anything about that.
This is what burns me about the media, especially the giants such as the WSJ, NYT, and others, because of the scope of their audience. When you have access to as many potential readers/viewers as the giant media outlets do, then you have the potential to warp absolute fiction into what will be believed to be fact with the mere stroke of the pen.
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