Skip to comments.Rick Scott Signs In-State Tuition Bill for Undocumented Students
Posted on 06/09/2014 11:27:56 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed the DREAM Act bill into law, which will allow in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants in Florida. According to the bill, undocumented immigrants must meet a certain number of conditions to qualify that include attending a secondary school for at least three straight years before graduating from a Florida high school. After graduating high school, the law gives the student 24 months to apply to a college.
In a news release sent out by Scott on Monday morning, the governor calls giving access to higher learning to all Floridians one of his top priorities.
"Signing this historic legislation today will keep tuition low, and allow all students who grew up in Florida to have the same access to affordable higher education," Scott says in the statement. "With this legislation, higher education became more affordable and more accessible to all Floridians."
House Speaker Will Weatherford also chimed in saying via the news release, "The dreams of many individuals looking to further their education are now within reach. I thank Governor Scott for giving all of Florida's children a chance to succeed. This is a proud and historic moment for Florida."
Of course, not all are fans of this move by the governor.
A group calling itself Floridians for Immigration Enforcement tired to derail the bill back in March, saying that the law would provide "more benefits for illegal aliens while immigration laws are still so blatantly not enforced."
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Scott doubles down on stupid.
Hey, it worked for Rick Perry.
He followed the lead of Texas governor, La Raza Rick Perry, as did California’s Jerry Brown. And they all did what they did because liberals firmly believe ILLEGAL aliens should get special treatment.
At least Perry didn’t have serious Rat competition in Texas. He may very well have handed the election now to the Oompa Loompa.
Perry led the way and nearly every other liberal is following.
You know what we need to do? Elect more RINOS that can win...because Dems are worse.
Yup. Lets keep being idiots. It works GREAT. And don’t forget to thank your fellow freepers who push for lesser evil.
Say hello to orange governor Charlie Crist ;/
The Oompa Loompa are filling Texas too. It’s just a matter of time.
This is so damned unfair that I can’t believe it.
They don't have to be. The pro-ILLEGAL alien crowd found a way around the USSC ruling that residency cannot be a qualifier. Texas, for example, decided it could get around the ruling by saying if one attended high school for 3 years in Texas they would qualify. The strategy worked and now liberals all across the country are following.
I told my two kids that if they want to attend college to go to Mexico, become a citizen, change their name to a Hispanic sounding one, sneak back across the border and demand free healthcare and tuition...
This joke of mine gets less and less funny with each passing day.
My point, is that regardless of USSC rulings, these people are not legal residents of Florida. Before one can be a legal resident of a state, they must be a legal resident in the US.
We need to deport now and often. Not give more handouts to people who are here illegally.
Citizenship is being devalued as I type...
According “the laws of the land” like ObamaCare, Scott is aiding and abetting criminals. We are no longer a nation of laws. We’re a nation of pathetic morons. Losers. Zeroes.
This is only fair, and if you do not agree, you "have no heart".
Rick Scott has lowered the debt (in absolute, not relative or inflation adjusted terms) of this State back to where it was when Crist first took office.
With the alternative clearly laid out before me I can tell you how I’m going to proudly vote, because I have no illusions about whether Crist would have signed a bill like this one.
Another dumb idiot ends his career. RINO jerk.
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