Skip to comments.Arizona Law Takes a Toll on Nonresident Students
Posted on 01/27/2008 10:16:06 AM PST by Knutsdatter
PHOENIX When Marco Carrillo, went to meet with his college counselor, her major worry about his future had little to do with his SAT scores or essay or extracurricular activities. It had to do with his citizenship. Such questions have become commonplace in Arizona, where voters passed a 2006 referendum, Proposition 300, that forbids college students who cannot prove they are legal residents from receiving state financial assistance. The law does not forbid nonlegal residents from attending college or require colleges to report them to the authorities. . . .supporters said the law would save the state millions of dollars and provide a powerful disincentive to prospective border-jumpers. State Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, east of Phoenix [said] Denying the in-state tuition, besides being fair to residents, also deters illegal immigrants from coming here. [Teresa Guerra said] A lot of people Ive grown up with have gone through that whole thing. Theyre raised in the American educational system, and now they have no future. These are people who have basically lived in America their whole lives, know nothing else, and now their shot at the American dream is gone. Representative Kavanagh said the laws intent was not to rob young, assimilated Mexicans of the opportunity to go to college, but merely to try to tame a problem Washington had not solved. I would be more than happy to take care of those kids who came here at a young age they are as American as my kids and would be totally lost if they were deported, he said, challenging Democrats in Arizona to draft a bill that doesnt have amnesty attached to it. Mr. Carrillo, the Arizona State student, said he knew of several nonlegal residents considering returning to Mexico for college.
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Earth to Representative Kavanagh: giving them reduced tuition just postpones the inevitable. Even if they get a degree, they are still illegal and, thus, unemployable. The sooner they repatriate the better, for them and for us. And they will not be "totally lost". They will have a K-12 U.S. education, putting them head and shoulders above almost everyone in their native country.
From the “Booooooo Hooooooo!!!!” department.
I’m surprised that Governess Napolitano hasn’t torpedoed this yet. The state legislature is going to try to.
“Representative Kavanagh said the laws intent was not to rob young, assimilated Mexicans of the opportunity to go to college, but merely to try to tame a problem Washington had not solved.
I would be more than happy to take care of those kids who came here at a young age they are as American as my kids and would be totally lost if they were deported, he said, challenging Democrats in Arizona to draft a bill that doesnt have amnesty attached to it.
Here's the important part.
If you are an illegally present foreign national, you are considered a non-resident, irrespective of where you live, and subject to out-of-state tuition rates. Additionally, since you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a permanent resident, you are ineligible for Federal, state, and institutional financial assistance, as you are classified as an international student.
Giving illegals access to financial aid is tantamount to legally-sanctioned discrimination against legally present international students.
Deport them. They are breaking the law.
I hope the following 14 reasons are read so many times that the readers get sick of reading them. I have included the URL’s for verification of the following facts.
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Homeland Security Report
12. The National Policy Institute, ‘estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.’
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
14. ‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States’.
The total cost is a whooping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR !
“Mr. Carrillo, the Arizona State student, said he knew of several nonlegal residents considering returning to Mexico for college.”
The real crime here is that we have so little respect for the law that we allow illegals to go to school. Just try to register your kid outside your own district.
This personal trajedy has been brought to you by the people who won’t enforce our borders and won’t allow schools to deny illegals enrollment.
The sooner we stop all that..the soone there’ll be no more stories like this.
It comes from the federal judges.
As an Arizonian, the intent of the bill was excactly that: No undocumented immigrant should get tax payer support to fund their higher education. It’s bad enought that my state is forced to provide mult-language specialists to teach these kids english, provide free education thru 12th grade,etc. This is no different than what an out of state student would pay.
The only way to stop the invasion is to turn off the spiggot of benefits illegals come here to get.
>>Mr. Carrillo, the Arizona State student, said he knew of several nonlegal residents considering returning to Mexico for college.
Its expensive going to school in Mexico over there because theres no such thing as financial aid, he said. You pretty much have to scrape it. But at least youre not worried that youre going to get deported.<<
They "have basically lived" in America their whole lives which means they were not born here and are citizens of another country.
They say "now their shot at the American dream is gone". The American dream is still there but as the saying goes, it's for Americans and since you were neither born here nor are an American citizen, you can't claim a right to that dream any more than billions of other people on this earth that are not Americans or here legally with our approval.
Officials at the University of Arizona in Tucson said that some of the 200 to 300 dropouts from last fall were also illegal immigrants. Pima Community College, estimated that as many as 1,000 students may have been affected by the law.
More than enrollment declines, however, what worries some educators here is that nonlegal residents some of whom have lived in the United States since infancy and attended American high schools will be afraid to pursue any form of higher education.
The most frightening thing about the policy in place isnt necessarily its measurable effect, its the immeasurable effect, said Paul R. Kohn, the vice provost for enrollment management and dean of admission at the University of Arizona.
Its likely that there are hundreds of high school senior or college-age students whose plans for college have been compromised, Dr. Kohn said. And its likely there are thousands in K-12 who will no longer make those plans because the cost of university is now out of reach or they fear deportation if they attempt to attend school.
Go back to Mexico and attend College there! Then you can achieve the 'Mexican Dream'.
I guess all the people from my high school who told me they paid out-of-state tuition when they went to college in another state were lying to me. Apparently it is actually impossible to do that.
Exactly. They SHOULD go back to Mexico for college. If anything, being educated in the U.S. will maybe help them improve the economic situation in Mexico, and will, in turn, make it less attractive for others to flood the U.S. That’s not uncompassionate, it’s actually a good thing......for Mexico.
My thoughts exactly. Attend college in Mexico and then stay there and try to improve that POS country so everyones main desire is not to flee it.
They are ILLEGAL RESIDENTS. If they want a cheap college education, let them go to Mexico. They teach good! Otherwise they can pay OOS tuition and still be illegal ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL ILLEGAL
Who needs a college education to learn how to do the jobs Americans won’t do?
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