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Fair shake on tuition
Rocky Mountain News ^
Posted on 01/22/2008 2:06:26 PM PST by businessprofessor
State Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, wants to end some of the uncertainty that may surround young adults in Colorado who are U.S. citizens and qualify for in-state tuition - but whose parents are in the country illegally.
Senate Bill 79 would help remedy one of the unintended consequences of a 2006 law that was meant to tackle illegal immigration.
It would give students the legal standing to establish residency without exposing their parents to added scrutiny. Students could then receive the significant financial benefit of in-state tuition without risking getting their own parents into trouble with immigration authorities.
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TOPICS: Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bloodsuckers; illegalaliens; instatetuition
The rats never cease in their support of illegals. Resident tuition normally requires that the parents have residency because the parents pay taxes. This bill is just another attempt to treat illegals differently.
What is it about ILLEGAL that they don’t understand?
posted on 01/22/2008 2:07:57 PM PST
by Don Corleone
(Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
This really frosts me!! I live in Texas. We are legal, taxpaying citizens.
My older son went to school in Colorado. We paid through the nose for the “privilege.” (The program he wanted was not available in Texas).
Hey! She could be Mike Huckabee's running mate! (If he had any money left)
posted on 01/22/2008 2:30:54 PM PST
(Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
Anchor Baby goes to College
posted on 01/22/2008 2:32:26 PM PST
(USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
To: Don Corleone
>>What is it about ILLEGAL that they dont understand?
The part where “illegal” is assumed to be a bad thing, instead of a good thing.
posted on 01/22/2008 2:33:49 PM PST
Why do anchor babies get a pass on scrutiny of their parents when it comes to issues of financing a college education? My parents are U.S. citizens. The college didn't give me a break on examining my parents background and finances. They did tell me my parents "made too much" to be considered for any financial aid. If the parents aren't legal, tax paying residents, their anchor baby offspring shouldn't be getting any special consideration not afforded to every other applicant.
posted on 01/22/2008 2:37:10 PM PST
If a student's parents are illegally present in the United States, then they can not be legally domiciled in any state of residence. Thus, no financial aid, no in-state tuition.
posted on 01/22/2008 2:43:55 PM PST
(It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
Let’s see ... fair....Hmmmm
I know let everyone pay their own way. I did but not straight out of high school and not over 4 years; more like 12 years.
It can be done!
posted on 01/22/2008 2:47:10 PM PST
It is a crime for Mexicans to get lower tuition than New Mexicans.
posted on 01/22/2008 3:06:03 PM PST
(Science fiction with real science - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
I am confused here. They will get in state rates! And the parents will not be exposed! Great, never mind that I have 3 in college and I get no breaks.
That leads me to what about financial aid? One has to file a FAFSA for it and one has to file income tax return in order to file the FAFSA.
Am I missing something here?
posted on 01/22/2008 3:10:54 PM PST
Yeah, the rules are for you not them.
Seems simple enough to me.
posted on 01/22/2008 4:09:32 PM PST
Why don’t the people who want reduced tuition for children of illegals set up a fund and give them scholarships? It would preserve the integrity of the legal system and stop forcing taxpayers to subsidize lawbreakers against their will.
To: Old North State
You just answered your own question. They don’t want to pay for it. Just like everything else, they want the taxpayers to pay for it.
I really would have alot less gripes about ‘them’ if they would put their money where their mouth is.
posted on 01/23/2008 6:12:32 AM PST
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