LaLiga informs the clubs that the competition is suspended

first_imgThe Professional Soccer League has informed the clubs that the next two days of the League will be postponed for at least two weeks. This has been sent to him through messages minutes after the summit that the employers, the Spanish Football Federation and the Association of Spanish Soccer Players in Las Rozas should maintain. LaLiga explained that as long as positives are not detected, they can continue training. It must be remembered that Real Madrid is in quarantine when a case is detected in the basketball section. This is the statement that LaLiga has issued after the meeting:“Given the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established at Real Madrid and the possible positives in players from other clubs, LaLiga considers that the circumstances are already in place to continue with the next phase of the protocol of action against COVID – 19. Consequently, in accordance with the measures established in Royal Decree 664/1997 of May 12, agrees to suspend at least the next two days. Said decision will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines decreed in the affected clubs and other possible situations that may arise.LaLiga, as organizer of the competition, has proceeded to notify the RFEF, the CSD and the Clubs. “The RFEF and AFE arrived at the meeting already convinced that the best thing is the postponement, since the World Health Organization (WHO) has already described the coronavirus as a “global pandemic”. LaLiga wanted to wait for the final council of the Ministry of Health, which also recommends the suspension.The next problem will be finding the dates to make up the lost days. At this point, sources from the RFEF itself do not rule out that UEFA, which in principle remains firm in its idea of ​​holding the Euro Cup next June, finally agrees to delay the tournament for one year, until June 2021, and seek Thus, the national championships can end up extending this season until the beginning of next July. The pressure of the coronavirus, in addition, recommends the postponement of the Euro, a tournament scheduled to take place in 12 European cities with the displacement of millions of people throughout the continent.last_img read more

This is how the COVID-19 crisis will affect clubs, transfers, television …

first_imgA: It makes sense that televisions do not pay. In Spain approximately 75% of the season has been disputed and LaLiga has collected between 85 and 90% of the total television rights. That is, it may be that not only do they not collect the remaining percentage, but they must return part of the money entered so far if the remaining games are not played. For this reason, this season must be ended in any way, surely behind closed doors and always with the appropriate sanitary conditions. The clubs generate more from television rights than from tickets.Q: Which clubs will suffer the most if the competition is not ended?A: Barça, for example, will suffer a lot. It has long been at the financial limit. It does not generate benefits despite the large volume of income it has. The last years have ended up saving the sales of players like Neymar.Q: And which clubs will suffer less?A: Eibar is a club with a very high profitability that is doing things very well in the economic sphere and that will allow it to pass this situation in a more comfortable way.Q: Espanyol made a large investment in the winter market (40 million euros) with the intention of saving the category. If LaLiga ended the competition without disputing the remaining games and the three teams that now occupy the last places (Mallorca, Leganés and Espanyol) descended, could the Blue and Whites’ club be in a very difficult financial situation?A: Espanyol was already in a very difficult situation before the coronavirus crisis. And descending is always a problem. Although LaLiga as an employer has a non-refundable compensation fund to help the clubs that descend to Segunda. Between the three, 50 million euros are distributed. Of these, Espanyol would correspond to approximately 25 if it went down together with Mallorca and Leganés.Q: Why isn’t it divided by three?A: Because the parameters set by LaLiga include aspects such as the seasons that a team has in First Division.Q: And how many millions of television rights would Espanyol stop entering if it descends?A: This season he has entered 30 million euros and in Second he would enter 6. But these 25 from the compensation fund would serve to balance the figures. What would be worrying for Espanyol would be not returning to Primera in one season. Then he would no longer have any help from LaLiga.Q: LaLiga, between direct and indirect jobs, employs almost 200,000 people. Are many of these jobs now in jeopardy?A: Indirect job calculations are imaginative and complicated to calculate. I suppose that, for example, they must count the employees of the bars that emit the parties, but calculating the beers that will be stopped serving is quite complex. In any case, for many of these 200,000 people what is happening will be a serious problem. The bars that have concessions within the stadiums have been billing zero for weeks. And they have some employees to pay their payroll and I don’t know if they continue to pay a royalty to the club in question or not. On the other hand, there are discontinuous jobs, such as those in charge of being on the stadium turnstiles. These people usually have other jobs and the involvement may be less. The economic consequences that the coronavirus crisis will have for the world of football are expected to be enormous.. There are multiple affectations that are already beginning to happen and, for the moment, uncertainty reigns.Will the clubs collect all the television rights if they don’t end up playing the remaining games? Will transfer prices decrease significantly? How many direct and indirect football-related jobs will be lost? These are some of the questions that are in the air and that the experts are already beginning to answer. One of them is David Valero, economist and soccer researcher, who in this interview with EFE sets out his point of view regarding many of the issues that are on the table of the king of sports right now.Question: Because of the coronavirus crisis, are member-owned clubs at risk?Answer: We must bear in mind that clubs that are not limited companies, such as Barça, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna in LaLiga, are an anomaly in the world of soccer. For this reason, they will receive pressure from the market to change their status. In this sense, the situation reminds me when savings banks, another anomaly at the time, were pressured to become banks before the 2008 economic crisis. The crisis was used to end all of them in one way or another. .Q: Will these clubs have a harder time recovering from losses than joint stock companies?A: A club that is a corporation can carry out a capital increase like any company, but the clubs that are owned by the members have to survive on the money that they generate. During this time at least they will receive ideological pressure from people who do not like this anomalous model.Q: There has been a lot of talk about a sharp price drop in the next transfer markets. Is it so? Is Neymar now worth much less than before the pandemic?A: The price of any asset is what someone is willing to pay for it. It is not a fixed thing. In the case of soccer players, the braking will be noticeable. If potential Neymar buyers have less money than before, the price changes. I find it hard to believe that the transactions will continue as is after the break. Another option is that the transfer prices do not fall and operations are not carried out directly because for the buying clubs it is no longer a priority to sign and the sellers do not want to sell below the price that they consider optimal. On the other hand, there is the issue of player write-downs.Q: What are the big signings that are not yet amortized?A: For example, at Barça Coutinho and Dembélé they are not yet amortized and selling them below the market price before the pandemic would mean losses in the club’s economic balance.Q: One of the most important sources of income for clubs is television rights. In France, BeIN Sports and Canal + France did not send the LFP the payment scheduled for April and reported that they will not make any until the football resumes. Do they have the right to do so?last_img read more

Carnival hits town as Mayweather and McGregor ready to fight

first_imgLATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I believe I’ll knock him out early, one or two rounds,” McGregor said.Both fighters seemed relaxed and confident, just days away from a fight that seemed improbable at times and impossible at other times. Yet they will meet under boxing rules in a scheduled 12-round fight that matches a UFC champion who has never boxed professionally against the master defensive fighter of his time.McGregor said it was just another progression in his fighting career, and chided Mayweather for saying he hopes the referee does his job and doesn’t allow McGregor to try any mixed martial arts moves against him.“I may make him beg me to follow the rules,” McGregor said.Mayweather said he expected McGregor to come out wildly and use roughhouse tactics, something Marcos Maidana did effectively when he fought Mayweather in 2014. But he said the Irish fighter can’t keep that up for 12 rounds and doesn’t understand what it is to get hit by a real boxing champion.“When he gets hit he’ll find out it’s totally different,” Mayweather said.While looking as fit as ever and insisting he is taking the fight seriously, Mayweather said he will be doing meet-and-greet experiences every night living up to the fight at his new strip club just off the Las Vegas Strip.“I’ll be at the Girl Collection every day this week,” he said. “Every day.” MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The two got into an unplanned verbal confrontation as they moved between the outdoor stage and the arena, though it was brief. Bodyguards kept them apart and both fighters are smart enough not to do anything to jeopardize their immense paydays from what could be the richest fight ever.“It’s work,” Mayweather said when asked if he was having fun. “My job is to be a fighter.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McGregor, meanwhile, reiterated his vow to knock Mayweather out within two rounds, and claimed the boxer was getting desperate in making comments about his weight and stamina.“Let him keep praying about weight and fatigue. All he’s doing is praying,” McGregor said. “But he’s praying to the new god of boxing.” National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datucenter_img Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees The crowd for one of the final promotional events was small and not terribly vocal, especially after waiting an hour or two in 100-degree heat to see the fighters. There was no one in line at T-Mobile Arena’s three ticket windows, where plenty of expensive tickets remain for the bout.The big money for the two fighters will come from pay-per-view sales, and early indications are that it could break all records. Some 50 million people may watch in the United States alone, with millions more tuning in worldwide.Estimates vary wildly, but Mayweather could pocket $200 million, while McGregor might make $100 million.The promotion has been more circus-like than anything, but both boxers said they were serious about putting on an explosive show on fight night.“This fight is not going to go the distance,” Mayweather said.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Cavaliers trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas — source Floyd Mayweather Jr. motions to fans during the arrivals for their boxing match Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match.Mayweather wore a fedora and gold rimmed glasses while McGregor sported a three-piece suit and tie and aviator sunglasses as they made separate appearances before a crowd of several hundred people in front of the arena where they will fight Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titleslast_img read more

Oilers Lead 1st Division Basketball Campaign

first_imgBasketball giant, LPRC Oilers, is topping the first division’s log after two terrific and convincing wins, reports Leroy M. Sonpon lll.The triple champions on Sunday defeated Flames, 70-52 points.The gold-and-white boys’ take-over was based on their good shots, amazing defense and rebounds.Oilers controlled the floor in the four quarters to quench the flames: 23-12; 37-23; 54-41 and 70-52 points respectively.The Paul Houlsen’s duo, Ben Dixon and Clarence Davies were the highest shotters, followed by Jethro Bing.For Flames, Vlehdy Chelly was the ‘lone soldier’ for his 3-point shot.Earlier on Sunday, Heats thrashed Supreme Brothers 82-30 points; Commissioner bowed to Supreme Sisters 28-11 points; and Timber Wolves dumped Mighty Barrolle, 53-49 points.On the opening games on Wednesday, 3rd division winner Kardinal grabbed her first two points owing to a forfeit from Devier and Oilers won 2nd division champs Barnersville Celtics.On Thursday, Du-Runners whipped Uhuru Prince 62-53 points and Sac Base lashed Supreme Brothers 58– 39 points.On Friday, Bull and FUBBA forfeited to Heats and Harbel Points respectfully while Dream Team II whipped Flames, 56-48 points.On Saturday, FUBBA and Deviers never turned out; Uhuru Prince beat Sac Base 41-35 points; Destiny Queens forfeited to K. Delta and NPA ‘Deadly’ Pythons narrowly grabbed their first win against Cestos Mogars, 55-53 points.Up to press time yesterday, Deviers were scheduled to play Georgia Blazers and Kardinals is expected to host the Bulls.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen charged for wounding another over female

first_img– third wanted for murderChief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday remanded a teenager for allegedly stabbing another in the face with a broken glass bottle during an argument over a female.When the teen appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, he denied the charge which stated that on December 24, 2019 at Four Miles, Port Kaituma, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Keion Hutson with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or cause grievous bodily harm.According to reports received, on the day in question, about 22:00h, the 16-year-old was walking with a teenage girl when the now injured man and his friends confronted them.This led to the victim allegedly arming himself with a piece of wood and dealing the 16-year-old several lashes about the body.The court heard that the defendant ran to a nearby shop and got a friend and they in turn armed themselves with cutlasses and returned to where the incident took place.A confrontation then ensued between the teens which led to a scuffle. The defendant allegedly broke a glass bottle and stabbed the victim to the face while his accomplice stabbed the victim’s friend.The teen and his accomplice made good their escape while the injured juveniles were rushed to the Port Kaituma Hospital.Hutson was admitted for his injuries while his friend was pronounced dead on arrival.The matter was then reported and the 16-year-old was arrested and charged; however, his friend was still at large and yet to be arrested and charged for murder.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts remanded the teen to the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre.last_img read more

Gunmen attack, rob Berbice businessman

first_imgA New Amsterdam businessman was on Tuesday left counting his losses after he and his 22-year-old son were attacked and robbed at gunpoint by three armed men.The home of the businessman where the incident took placeThe incident occurred around 18:30h Tuesday as 49-year-old Deonarine Albert was returning to his Second Street, Overwinning, New Amsterdam home.According to reports, the man was about to enter his house when he was confronted by the three armed men.He was forced inside the building at which point the bandits reportedly demanded he hand over his valuables, but he did not immediately comply.The bandits, however, turned their attention to his son, who was at home at the time and after they attacked the young man, his father handed over some $620,000 to the men along with his car keys.This publication was told that the men fled with the businessman’s car, which was later found abandoned at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam. According to reports, the men exited the vehicle and boarded a waiting car and made good their escape. The car, according to Albert, had in it $1,000,000 worth of phone cards, two laptops and five cellular phones, all valued over $2 million. Up to press time, no one had been arrested in connection with the robbery.last_img read more

USTA matches postponed

first_imgRyan Thacher’s 31-match winning streak wasn’t halted Sunday. It was just cooled off a little. The Harvard-Westlake of Studio City boys’ tennis standout needed only two more victories at the 62nd annual Fullerton Junior Tournament to capture his fifth consecutive USTA singles title, but rain postponed his 18-under division semifinal match against Ojai’s Ahmed Ismail at La Habra Tennis Center. The tournament is scheduled to resume Feb. 24. Thacher, a junior, had surrendered only eight games in eighttournament sets entering his match against Ismail, whom he defeated 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) in the California Bowl final in Calabasas in December. The Fullerton tournament was the first USTA event the top-seeded Thacher had played since capturing the 18-under title at the USTA Winter Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan.1. Thousand Oaks senior Lauren Ritz and Troy of Fullerton’s Alison Ramos had their semifinal match in the 18-under doubles draw postponed as well. Ritz and Ramos, who captured 18-under title at the Copper Bowl in Tucson last month, are scheduled to face Fairmont Prep of Anaheim’sthe sister tandem of Bianca and Carissa Aboubakare. Campbell Hall of North Hollywood’s Michelle Sulahian and Valencia of Placentia’s Stephanie Hammel are still alive in the other doubles semifinal and are scheduled to face Anaheim’s Catherine Isip, who trains with Ritz at the Weil Academy in Ojai, and Orange’s Kaitlyn Christian. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Antalyaspor sign Man City’s Samir Nasri

first_img0Shares0000Antalyaspor club sources said that an official ceremony to introduce Samir Nasri was expected on Tuesday © AFP/File / Cristina QUICLERISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 21 – Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Monday signed a two year deal to join Turkish top flight side Antalyaspor from Manchester City, the club said.Nasri, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, appeared unlikely to figure in Pep Guardiola’s plans this season with Manchester City keen to offload him and rejuvenate their own-line up. “After talks with Samir Nasri and the club, a two year deal has been signed,” Antalyaspor said in a brief statement headlined “Welcome Samir Nasri” without disclosing financial details.Manchester City confirmed the departure of the player, writing on Twitter that his six year stay at the club had come to an end, adding: “thank you for some brilliant memories, Samir Nasri!”Nasri had arrived in the Turkish Mediterranean resort city on Sunday where he was mobbed by fans before leaving the airport and had to be escorted out by Turkish security forces.Club sources said that an official ceremony to introduce the player was expected on Tuesday.Nasri, 30, will earn an annual salary of four million euros ($4.7 million) plus bonuses at the club, Turkish news reports have said.Nasri joined Manchester City in 2011 after three seasons at Arsenal, emerging as one of their key players and winning the Premier League title in the 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 seasons.But he then fell out of favour after injury, with Guardiola showing little interest in the player. He has since also bowed out of international football.Guardiola had been expected to offload Nasri this summer although he did take the volatile Frenchman on a pre-season trip to the United States.Antalyaspor are one of Turkey’s most ambitious sides, despite only winning promotion to the Super Lig in 2015, and want to break the league domination of the Istanbul giants.They were disappointed to finish the 2015-16 season in ninth place but improved to fifth place last term, just missing out on a spot in the Europa League.Antalyaspor’s key player over the past couple seasons has been former Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o, who remains at the club despite persistent rumours he is unsettled.This summer the team also signed France international and former Roma and AC Milan playmaker Jeremy Menez from Bordeaux.Antalyaspor got off to a slow start to the season, losing 2-0 away to champions Besiktas and then drawing 2-2 to Akhisarspor on Sunday with both Nasri and Menez watching from the stands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Platini released in 2022 World Cup probe, denies wrongdoing

first_img0Shares0000Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini talks to the media after being questioned in Nanterre as part of a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar © AFP / Zakaria ABDELKAFINANTERRE, France, Jun 18 – The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was released from custody on Wednesday after hours of questioning in connection with a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.The French football legend who led European football’s governing body from 2007 to 2015 was held Tuesday by French anti-corruption police investigating alleged corruption in the 2010 vote to award the competition to the gas-rich Gulf state. He denied wrongdoing and a statement from his representatives said the facts of the case were “unknown to him.”In the early hours of Wednesday, Platini’s lawyer William Bourdon said he had been released without charge, adding that there has been “a lot of fuss over nothing”.Platini, 63, looked drawn as he left the police anti-corruption office in Nanterre in the western Paris suburbs.“It was long but considering the number of questions, it could only be long, since I was asked about Euro 2016, the World Cup in Russia, the World Cup in Qatar, Fifa,” he told reporters.The decision to name Qatar as 2022 World Cup hosts triggered allegations of corruption that ultimately sparked FIFA’s worst ever scandal.France’s Office of the Financial Crimes Prosecutor (PNF) opened a preliminary investigation in 2016 into allegations of corruption, conspiracy and influence peddling surrounding the Qatar vote and also the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia.Main developments involving Michel Platini, former UEFA chief © AFP / Kun TIAN, Thomas SAINT-CRICQAccording to Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president at the time, Qatar won hosting rights as a result of a deal with France, derailing FIFA’s own “diplomatic arrangement” whereby hosting rights would have gone to Russia in 2018 and then to the United States four years later.The French investigation centres on alleged French intervention linked to Platini and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.According to France Football magazine, a “secret meeting” took place on November 23, 2010, at the Elysee Palace in Paris between Sarkozy, Qatar’s then-Prince (now Emir) Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and Platini, who at that time was both UEFA president and vice-president of FIFA.Just over a week later, FIFA voted to award Qatar hosting rights for the 2022 tournament.Platini dismissed Blatter’s allegations as a “tissue of lies” and denies he was influenced by Sarkozy, whose advisor for sport, Sophie Dion, was also held for questioning Tuesday along with the former French captain.Platini’s representatives said in a statement: “He has done absolutely nothing wrong and affirms that he is totally unrelated to the facts (of the case) which are unknown to him.”– Buying votes –Lawyer Bourdon denied that the three-time Ballon d’Or winner had been placed under arrest by the police, as first reported, saying that he had been questioned “as a witness”.Claude Gueant, Sarkozy’s erstwhile chief of staff and former interior minister, was also called in for questioning Tuesday by France’s Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.The decision to award Qatar football’s highest-profile tournament ultimately sparked a wider fraud probe that led to the overthrow of Blatter and Platini and the arrest of a series of senior FIFA figures.Platini led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from Blatter, who was suspended for six years.The decision to award Qatar football’s highest-profile tournament ultimately sparked a wider fraud probe that led to the arrest of a series of senior FIFA figures © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIQatar has been accused of buying votes in its bid to stage the World Cup and a subsequent report by US independent investigator Michael Garcia unearthed an array of suspect financial dealings, many linked to Sandro Rosell, the ex-Barcelona president who served as a consultant for Qatar.Platini was expected to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 before his fall from grace. He has been battling to clear his name ever since.Blatter told AFP he was “completely surprised” at Platini’s questioning by police, adding that “this won’t help him” coming as it does months before the end of his ban.“With this story resurfacing at a time when the international media are in France for the Women’s World Cup and three months before the end of his suspension it’s astonishing and fodder for the media,” Blatter said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Immigration bill up for vote

first_imgThe U.S. Senate could vote as early as today to legalize thousands of college-bound students who entered the country before age 16 and who are not citizens. The federal Dream Act would make federal aid available to students while also adding the possibility of citizenship. Sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the bill enjoys broad support in the Senate and is likely to pass. But its fate beyond the Senate remains in question as opposition groups mount fresh campaigns against it and a raft of other immigration bills slated for consideration in the coming weeks. “We’ve put out a call to our folks to take action,” said Ron DeJong, spokesman for a conservative online activist group called Grassfire. The organization warned lawmakers Monday that the Dream Act is an “amnesty nightmare” that threatens to “grant immediate legal status to millions.” Last week, the California Legislature approved the state’s own Dream Act. Written by state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, that measure gives illegal immigrants – many of whom were brought to the country as children – who apply to college the right to apply for state financial aid. Activists said they are hopeful that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign it. Last year, the governor vetoed a similar bill, saying it could take financial aid away from citizens. “As Americans, we don’t feel that children should be punished for the actions of their parents,” Cedillo said. “The only decision they made was to study hard, play by the rules and do what we asked them to do.” Durbin has said he intends to offer the federal legislation as an amendment to the annual defense spending bill this week. About 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from American high schools each year, analysts estimate. About 40 percent of those are believed to be in California. Under Durbin’s bill, anyone who entered the U.S. before age 16 and lived in the country at least five years and has a high school diploma could apply for legal status. Over the next six years, the applicant would have to spend two years in college or in military service before becoming qualified for legal permanent residency and, ultimately, citizenship. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a cosponsor of the bill, said illegal immigrant students deserve a chance to succeed. But DeJong said the bill is riddled with problems – not the least of which is the inadequacy of records proving how long one has been in the country. “Any illegal can make a claim,” he argued. “They are illegal. They don’t have records. That is the rub here. So they will take advantage of an entire industry of falsified records. It could spell disaster.” (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more