Skip to comments.Lawmaker: Illegal immigrants should get in-state tuition
Posted on 01/30/2009 8:42:07 PM PST by george76
A bill proposing to grant in-state tuition to all Colorado high school students, including illegal-immigrants, was introduced Friday by Sen. Chris Romer.
"For us to be an economic success, we need to make sure all these kids can get into college," said Romer, D-Denver. "And right now a small number of students can't go to college because their immigration status."
"I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer said...
Romer's argument may be more likely to succeed in these trying economic times. In fact, he's already touting support from Republican businessmen around the state, including Dick Monfort, a Weld County cattleman, chairman of the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees and the owner of the Colorado Rockies.
"This policy, for all its compassion, amounts to Colorado thumbing its nose at federal immigration law," said Sen. Shawn Mitchell, R-Broomfield. "States can't extend in-state tuition to illegal immigrants unless they make that same offer to everyone from every state in the country. In other words, it does away with the concept of in-state tuition."
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Grab your wallet.
Romer is pushing the DREAM Act.
Then don't punish US kids for your stupid decision. The idea of validating illegals, and punishing our in-state HS grads is remarkably stupid. It is one of those idiotic "feel good" ideas - help the children. Great, US CHILDREN FIRST!
Coloradans: GRAB YOUR ANKLES AND MAKE A WISH! Suckers....
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Well now, if it is only a small number of students affected, they won't have much of an effect on the economic success (or lack thereof) of the state in general.
Just wait til federal amnesty
BHO may do this nationally?
if these illegal aliens are going to get in-state tuition i betcha’ a dime to dollar they are also receiving some sort of welfare distribution like FOOD STAMPS or HEALTHCARE .
as I had previously stated in another post about drug testing and welfare receipients i stated I was partial to author’s viewpoint, just not the feds coming into your kitchen to tell you what to cook. Now I’m seeing the light.
Is COlorado a sanctuary state? I know Maryland is.Vermont is not .
Illegeal don’t deserve anything except to be shipped back from whence they came.
So, can he get in-state tuition on either coast? Oh wait, he's just an average white kid, with two parents (natural born US citizens) that work. The liberals aren't interested in helping him. Only other people's kids. On second thought, maybe that's not such a bad thing, those liberal idiots can just leave my kids alone.
Romer...Romer..the name soinds familiar.....
I’m sorry fellow Freepers but the illegal immigration issue is a lost cause. Too many special interests.
For me, it’s not immigration that bothers me, it’s the total lack of respect for the law. If, for instance, there had been a green card program in place whereby the thirty million illegals in this country had come here *legally*, then I wouldn’t be bothered by the whole issue, because frankly America benefits from their cheap labor. Ask any economist.
But since they *are* here illegally and are by definition criminals, and since they take advantage of government services without paying taxes, then it becomes a rule of law issue, NOT an immigration issue or a racial issue or what have you.
But, unfortunately, the rule of law doesn’t mean much in this country where special interests are concerned.
So this guy is pro life?
This fool’s father was the governor, then the LA Education Chief, then...
The nut did not fall far from the tree.
Why not? AMERICAN smokers are going to start paying for “healthcare” for MEXICAN NATIONALS up to the age of 30.
You MUST be a Coloradan... ;-)
Then don’t punish US kids for your stupid decision. The idea of validating illegals, and punishing our in-state HS grads is remarkably stupid.
Out-of state HS grads (who are US citizens) are also punished. My son would like to go to Grad school in Colorado. He is hoping to be hired for an assistantship in order to get a waiver for out-of-state fees, which can run over double in-state.
I believe this type of bill has passed in CA and IL :(
just how are they going to be employed if they are illegal? fake documents, stolen id’s?
I thought they got in state tuition when they went back to Mexico.
Throw Colorado, California and any other state which seems to put illegal aliens at the front of the line
OUT OF THE COUNTRY!
We should secede from these idiots for our own self preservation.
Yeah, that’s what we need in bad economic times. Pay for a bunch of illegals to go sell drugs at our universities. Ever campus needs an MS-13 frat house.
Thanks for the ping. CO has the Blue State blues now.
Tax cheats get preference in government hiring.
This is insane.
Hey, Colorado . . . catchup! California already does that. CA offers in-state tuition rates to the children of illegals. But CA makes the US military soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines stationed in CA on military orders pay the higher out-of-state tuition.
My head exploded the day I read that in the paper a few years back.
They CAN go to college.....in Mexico!
Yes, but only if they are Democrats.
Of course. The Dems have embarrassed Pubbies into feeling guilty for hiring friends. But they accept no criticism for hiring criminals.
All of these children have the right to obtain the finest free education the Republic of Mexico can offer. Why should I feel sorry for them? Why should I allow them to stick their hands in my pockets and steal from me?
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Great Senator Romer, then you pay their tuition. I’m sure that you and your cattleman buddy will be glad to fork over the money since you think it’s so important. Come on, open that wallet, I’m sure you think it’s important enough to sacrifice for....open wide senator.
Romer is just another Brainless politico who believes he can do anything with the taxpayers money.
Throw the Bum out.
Right. But it's fine to punish every legal citizen in Colorado for Romer's pet project. It has to be fun to be spending other people's money.
He did such a bang-up job cleaning up the LA school district.
This is Roy's evil spawn.
“”I firmly believe we shouldn’t punish children for the decisions of adults,” Romer said...”
We do, all the time. My parents were poor, one died when I was a kid. I didn’t get to go to college. That’s the way it works sometimes....and I was a 15th generation USA citizen.
Similar, though probably beat 15th century :-)
“Im sorry fellow Freepers but the illegal immigration issue is a lost cause. Too many special interests.”
If that is the case, the entire country is a lost cause for the same reason.
Shall we just throw our hands up, watch football and say to hell with the USA?
“Why not? AMERICAN smokers are going to start paying for healthcare for MEXICAN NATIONALS up to the age of 30.”
We’re doing that in a lot of states already. For the young ones and the old ones.
“Throw Colorado, California and any other state which seems to put illegal aliens at the front of the line
OUT OF THE COUNTRY!
We should secede from these idiots for our own self preservation.”
The ‘give up’ crowd is in full force today. I see you live in Washington State. What are your policies against illegal aliens with your liberal governor. I bet they’re as bad as California from what I’ve read. The only reason you have for such ‘confidence’ is that California, and Oregon are the path from Mexico to the state of Washington. The good people of California have tried to warn the rest of the country for years, but most refused to listen.
You were warned.
You do realize that Seattle is a sanctuary city, don’t you?
My first thought, also, being a L.A. resident. The Romer family wreaks havoc wherever they go. Why hold back on the illegals, though, they've been given everything else on a silver platter. They've turned our country into a shambles, so hahaha, give 'em in the in-state tuition. Most of them are drop-outs anyway. Usually they don't even get out of high school.
Zeta is even badder.
Who? What? Whachoo talkin’ ‘bout, Willis? :-)
LOL. I don’t know nuthin’.
Hmmmmm. Veddy cryptic. But amusing! lol
A Colorado lawmaker is proposing giving in-state college tuition to all Colorado high school students, including illegal immigrants. What do you think of the proposal?
I agree. The more kids going to college the better. (58 responses)
I disagree. Illegal immigrants should not get in-state tuition (429 responses)
I don’t care either way (4 responses)
491 total responses