Good Enought to Fight, But Not Receive College Aid

Two Texas veterans are challenging a state policy which bans them from receiving a college tuition waiver because although they were legal residents of Texas when they entered the service, they had not yet obtained citizenship. Ordinarily, the Hazelwood Act provides assistance to veterans who have exhausted college benefits, but it also requires citizenship upon entering the service to receive its benefits.

There is something wrong about this scenario. We send young men and women off to fight, but if they lack citizenship they are denied certain benefits. This policy stinks to high heaven.