Skip to comments.Students sue for tuition parity with California illegals
Posted on 05/14/2009 11:34:31 AM PDT by JZelle
Students from 19 states yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from California officials for charging them significantly more than illegal aliens pay to attend state-run colleges.
The 42 plaintiffs say California state lawmakers and the University of California board of regents knowingly violated a federal law enacted in 1996 that says any state that offers discounted in-state tuition to its illegal aliens must provide the same lower rates to all U.S. citizens.
California has a "unique" statute barring discrimination on the basis of geographic origin, said lead attorney Michael J. Brady.
Some students in the University of California system could be eligible for as much as $300,000 in total damages, he said.
The plaintiffs' attorneys say the lawsuit was filed in a state court in Yolo County on behalf of about 60,000 U.S. citizens who have paid out-of-state tuition to attend public higher-education institutions in California since 2002.
Mr. Brady said out-of-state students are paying $20,000 more than illegal aliens per year to attend schools in the University of California system. In the California state university system, the difference is $11,000 per year.
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lol. California is so screwed.
The mass exodus has only begun.
Bound to happen and I’m happy to see it. If the students prevail, Cali will be further in the red.
They need to sue Texas, too, because TX and CA were the first two states to grant instate tuition to illegals in 2001. That is hundreds of thousands of dollars that students from other states could have been spending in TX and CA, but those places were filled at instate prices by those who should not even be in the USA.
Soon, justice will be served.
Hey! Smart kids...
Good. Now what about the students who wanted to attend in CA but couldn’t afford it? I’m seeing more lawsuits on the horizon.
I hope they win.
“So they loaded up the truck and MOVE from Beverly!”
“Go’n back to the hills we are!”
“Fishing holes and Country and Western Stars!”
CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!!!!
The Cal. supreme court will deny it based on racism and being discriminatory against disadvantaged illegals ... you watch ....
“charging them significantly more than illegal aliens pay to attend state-run colleges.”
Just when I think California cannot be any more screwed up, I read things like this.
Put a border all along Mexico.....and add California!
Soon, justice will be served..................amen.
Makes for a much bigger class action lawsuit, doesn't it? We might even bring a few million out of the woodwork who say they were discouraged from even applying because the out-of-state rates were so high.
I could be wrong, but I don’t think the law says that if they accept illegals at in-state prices they have to accept out-of-state citizens at in-state prices. It just says that the state can’t get federal college aid if they charge illegals less. You would need an Obama appointee in the Department of Education push the issue.
Even if they don’t win, it will still cost the state millions to fight it in court, lol
This article is from 2005. I would assume that the lawsuit is already over...