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Lawmaker: Illegal immigrants should get in-state tuition
KWGN ^ | January 30, 2009 | Eli Stokols

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: academia; aliens; chrisromer; dreamact; illegal; illegalimmigrants; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; romer; students
Change.

Grab your wallet.

1 posted on 01/30/2009 8:42:07 PM PST by george76
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To: MileHi; MtnClimber; Morgan in Denver; jan in Colorado; GSWarrior; SunkenCiv; LucyT; STARWISE; ...

Romer is pushing the DREAM Act.


2 posted on 01/30/2009 8:46:25 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer said...

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!

3 posted on 01/30/2009 8:46:27 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar (I love my Country, but I now genuinely fear my government.)
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To: george76

Coloradans: GRAB YOUR ANKLES AND MAKE A WISH! Suckers....


4 posted on 01/30/2009 8:46:48 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Left killed my country.)
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To: george76
Colorado Democrats favor illegals over Coloradans. Just wait til federal amnesty no II comes along. You ain't seen nothin' yet!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 01/30/2009 8:46:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: TigersEye

CO info


6 posted on 01/30/2009 8:47:15 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: george76
And right now a small number of students can't go to college because their immigration status."

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.

7 posted on 01/30/2009 8:47:29 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: goldstategop

Yup.

Just wait til federal amnesty


8 posted on 01/30/2009 8:49:48 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Trod Upon; Grampa Dave; BIGLOOK; Liz

BHO may do this nationally?


9 posted on 01/30/2009 8:51:04 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: goldstategop

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.


10 posted on 01/30/2009 8:51:20 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Scooters work good in Vermont snow)
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To: george76
Yeah, my oldest son may end up at MIT or Stanford. He's looking into AFROTC, aerospace engineering, serving in the Air Force, and then heading for NASA as a mission specialist. With a 4.1 GPA (thanks to AP/honors courses) he just may do it. He scored high enough on the PSATs his counselor told him he could basically go to any college he wants to.

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.

11 posted on 01/30/2009 8:53:47 PM PST by CodeMasterPhilzar (I love my Country, but I now genuinely fear my government.)
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To: george76

Romer...Romer..the name soinds familiar.....


12 posted on 01/30/2009 8:54:19 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: george76

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.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 8:56:45 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: george76

HELL NO.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 8:56:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: george76
"I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer said...

So this guy is pro life?

15 posted on 01/30/2009 8:58:54 PM PST by DonGrafico (Underwriting America's permanent underclass since 1975)
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To: exit82

This fool’s father was the governor, then the LA Education Chief, then...

The nut did not fall far from the tree.


16 posted on 01/30/2009 8:58:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Why not? AMERICAN smokers are going to start paying for “healthcare” for MEXICAN NATIONALS up to the age of 30.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 8:59:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I wish it was 20 January 2013. I've had enough of this crap already.)
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To: exit82
"Romer...Romer..the name soinds familiar....."

You MUST be a Coloradan... ;-)

18 posted on 01/30/2009 9:00:50 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

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 :(


19 posted on 01/30/2009 9:02:17 PM PST by bushwon
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To: george76

just how are they going to be employed if they are illegal? fake documents, stolen id’s?


20 posted on 01/30/2009 9:06:00 PM PST by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: george76

I thought they got in state tuition when they went back to Mexico.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 9:07:06 PM PST by sig226 (1/21/12 . . . He's not my president . . . Impeach Obama . . . whatever)
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To: george76; exit82
You think Chris has his own version of B.J. Thornberry?
22 posted on 01/30/2009 9:09:16 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: george76

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.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 9:21:35 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: george76

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.


24 posted on 01/30/2009 9:26:44 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: pandoraou812

Thanks for the ping. CO has the Blue State blues now.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 9:29:41 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: LifeComesFirst
But, unfortunately, the rule of law doesn’t mean much in this country where special interests are concerned.

Tax cheats get preference in government hiring.

26 posted on 01/30/2009 9:31:58 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: george76

This is insane.


27 posted on 01/30/2009 9:34:51 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: george76

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.


28 posted on 01/30/2009 9:59:22 PM PST by BAW (Social Security needs a bailout.)
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To: george76

They CAN go to college.....in Mexico!


29 posted on 01/30/2009 10:01:41 PM PST by GatorGirl (Proud member of the Gator Nation!)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, but only if they are Democrats.


30 posted on 01/30/2009 10:02:23 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: LifeComesFirst

Of course. The Dems have embarrassed Pubbies into feeling guilty for hiring friends. But they accept no criticism for hiring criminals.


31 posted on 01/30/2009 10:27:26 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: george76

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?


32 posted on 01/31/2009 2:10:58 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: george76
PLEASE DROP THIS DIMWIT A LOVE NOTE:

chris.romer.senate@state.co.us

Regards . . . Penny


33 posted on 01/31/2009 3:46:54 AM PST by Penny
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To: george76

Some suggestions:

Centro de Enseñanza Té y Superior Universidad, Unidad Ensenada
Centro de Enseñanza Té y Superior Universidad, Unidad Mexicali
Centro de Enseñanza Té y Superior Universidad, Unidad Tijuana
Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada
El Colegio de Mexico, A.C.
El Colegio de Michoacán
Instituto Politecnico Nacional
Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México
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Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Guaymas
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Sonora Norte
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
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Universidad Panamericana Sede Guadalajara
Universidad Panamericana Sede México
Universidad Regiomontana
Universidad Tecnológica de México
Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca
Universidad Veracruzana
Universidad de Colima
Universidad de Guadalajara
Universidad de Guanajuato
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Universidad de Sonora
University of the Americas


34 posted on 01/31/2009 3:56:56 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: george76

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.


35 posted on 01/31/2009 4:11:20 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: george76

Romer is just another Brainless politico who believes he can do anything with the taxpayers money.
Throw the Bum out.


36 posted on 01/31/2009 5:16:23 AM PST by chatham
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To: george76
"I firmly believe we shouldn't punish children for the decisions of adults," Romer said..

 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.

37 posted on 01/31/2009 6:31:19 AM PST by Morgan in Denver ( Obama & Biden = Beevis & Butthead)
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To: george76

Romer. lol

He did such a bang-up job cleaning up the LA school district.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 10:32:28 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: george76
This is Roy's evil spawn.

39 posted on 01/31/2009 10:47:46 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: george76

“”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.


40 posted on 01/31/2009 10:55:03 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: AuntB

Similar, though probably beat 15th century :-)


41 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:30 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: LifeComesFirst

“I’m 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?


42 posted on 01/31/2009 10:57:35 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“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.


43 posted on 01/31/2009 10:59:00 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Senormechanico

“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?


44 posted on 01/31/2009 11:09:19 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: exit82
Romer...Romer..the name soinds familiar.....

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.

45 posted on 01/31/2009 11:24:09 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: TigersEye

Zeta is even badder.


46 posted on 01/31/2009 11:27:36 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: La Enchiladita

Who? What? Whachoo talkin’ ‘bout, Willis? :-)


47 posted on 01/31/2009 12:25:03 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL. I don’t know nuthin’.
:-)


48 posted on 01/31/2009 12:38:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us)
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To: La Enchiladita

Hmmmmm. Veddy cryptic. But amusing! lol


49 posted on 01/31/2009 12:44:24 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: AuntB; dynachrome

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)

11.8%

I disagree. Illegal immigrants should not get in-state tuition (429 responses)

87.4%

I don’t care either way (4 responses)

0.8%

491 total responses

http://www.kdvr.com/kdvr-home-page-poll,0,6962781,post.poll


50 posted on 01/31/2009 8:27:15 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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