. Paterson high school valedictorian faces 10-year ban from U.S. due to immigration status | NJ.com My first reaction was "give him a damn waiver". Exceptions are made all the time. But when I thought about his plans to attend MIT, I got pissed. No one in his family speaks English, which leads me to believe they might not have the quarter mil to pay for his schooling. So - who's gonna pick up that tab?