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Colleges Push Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants
cnsnews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Hope Yen

Posted on 04/21/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by kellynla

Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them.

The College Board, made up of 5,000 schools and best known for its SAT college admission tests, released a report Tuesday that cites a need for federal legislation that would open up in-state college tuition, financial aid and legal status to many illegal immigrants in the U.S.

Speaking publicly on the issue for the first time, the board is making its push after states in recent years have moved to bar illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition and, in some cases, enrolling in their public colleges. It also comes as opponents are warning that immigration reform now could reduce already-scarce jobs and college enrollment slots in the ailing economy.

"This is a new area for us, but it was an easy call," said Thomas W. Rudin, a senior vice president for the College Board.

He noted the contradiction in which illegal immigrants who are legally entitled to a K-12 public education suddenly hit barriers when applying to college, even when many are "honor roll students, athletes, class presidents and valedictorians."

"We absolutely believe it's important for opening up economic opportunities," Rudin said.

Under House and Senate bills known as the Dream Act, illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children -- defined as age 15 and under -- and have lived here for five years could apply to the Homeland Security Department for conditional legal status after graduating from high school.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aid; aliens; colleges; illegals; instatetuition; tuition
The insanity continues...
1 posted on 04/21/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: gubamyster; HiJinx; Travis McGee

ping


2 posted on 04/21/2009 11:59:21 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

This is beyond insanity! It is TREASON!!!!


3 posted on 04/21/2009 11:59:50 AM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: kellynla

I hate libturds.

Massachusetts Dems: “Let Illegal Immigrants VOTE!”

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/2009_04_07_State_Democrats_despoil_democracy/


4 posted on 04/21/2009 12:00:11 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: kellynla

What did Obama promise them?


5 posted on 04/21/2009 12:02:20 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: kellynla

This is going to go over well with American citizens who can’t afford to sent their kids to college.


6 posted on 04/21/2009 12:03:43 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: kellynla
I had no idea that I'd adopted all these kids from Guatemala...
7 posted on 04/21/2009 12:04:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: wk4bush2004
This is beyond insanity! It is TREASON!!!!

Treason?

The Great State of Texas already grants in-state tuition to illegal aliens.

I assume that a future Republic of Texas would carry on the same program.

8 posted on 04/21/2009 12:05:42 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: kellynla
I think illegals should get some assistance with their expenses ...

Every illegal alien, except perhaps the Kenyan druggie in our White House, should get a free trip home the first time they are caught, with no appeal. Also, they should be fingerprinted and permanently barred from citizenship if caught in our country illegally. Finally, we should put some serious enforcement effort behind catching and punishing employers who know or should have known that their employees are illegals.

On a related topic, we should make legal immigration and work visas easier for those who have something to contribute, so long as they remain on the correct side of the law.

9 posted on 04/21/2009 12:06:39 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

will the GOP run on this and point this out,?>
will the GOP run on the homosexual question
will they run on how the military is being cut under the Dems?
will they run on English as an official language?

all election winners

nah didn’t think so


10 posted on 04/21/2009 12:09:11 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: raybbr

He needs them to secure a voting majority that will keep the dems in office until our government has fully made the transition to a monarchy.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 12:09:11 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: WOBBLY BOB

will the GOP run on this and point this out,?>
will the GOP run on the homosexual question
will they run on how the military is being cut under the Dems?
will they run on English as an official language?

all election winners

nah didn’t think so


12 posted on 04/21/2009 12:09:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: wk4bush2004

If an illegal alien showed up in Germany...the last thing that he could ever hope to get...was a free college ticket. Same way for France, the UK, Japan, or Russia. You’d have to be a doped up College President to think of a scheme like this.


13 posted on 04/21/2009 12:09:48 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: kellynla

What else do you expect? Who wouldn’t be in favor of having the governemnt provide grants to your customers in order to buy your products? It’s just further rent seeking by the already bloated educational money machine.


14 posted on 04/21/2009 12:12:36 PM PDT by MikeGranby
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To: kellynla
I do not want my tax dollars going to fund the education of any immigrant or their family here ILLEGALLY!!

THEY ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CRIMIALS !

15 posted on 04/21/2009 12:13:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kellynla
The 10 states which offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants are California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington.
16 posted on 04/21/2009 12:14:01 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: manc

Toomey might...Simcox (against RINO John McLame) will.


17 posted on 04/21/2009 12:14:16 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: TexasCajun
I do not want my tax dollars going to fund the education of any immigrant or their family here ILLEGALLY!!

That ship sailed in 1982 when public schools were required to enroll undocumented children.

And as of 2001, the State of Texas extended in-state tuition to illegal aliens.

18 posted on 04/21/2009 12:19:27 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: kellynla

Just think: you’ll be paying for illegals to go to schools you could never hope to attend. :)


19 posted on 04/21/2009 12:19:31 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: trumandogz

I’m just wondering:
Do Canadian ‘undocumenteds’ get the same welcome?

If not...


20 posted on 04/21/2009 12:21:28 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: tsomer

I am sure they would.


21 posted on 04/21/2009 12:23:39 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: pepsionice
If an illegal alien showed up in Germany...

German and Japanese immigration law makes no apologies for race.  

The German government routinely denies citizenship to Turk families that've lived there for several generations if they can't prove all their ancestors entered legally.    At the same time they'll welcome a Russian applicant with a German surname that comes from an area colonized by Prussians a thousand years ago.  

It's the same in Japan how they bar descendants of Koreans that were forced to move there as slaves.   Germany and Japan; those wonderful people who gave us Auschwitz and Nanking and who call Americans "racists".

22 posted on 04/21/2009 12:25:45 PM PDT by expat_panama
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To: trumandogz
Thanks for the depressing news.

Can't find 'em to deport them, but we can pay to educate their children.

23 posted on 04/21/2009 12:26:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: trumandogz
I take that back, we can find them. ICE doesn't care.

I see hundreds every day waiting for someone to pick them up for a day's work.

24 posted on 04/21/2009 12:28:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

At UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso: there are a great number of students who are Mexican citizens, live in Juárez and pay in-state tuition.


25 posted on 04/21/2009 12:33:36 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: expat_panama

If this logic is true, all Poles are eligible for German Citizenship (And so are all French, Austrians, Belgians, ect, ect)


26 posted on 04/21/2009 1:35:09 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: kellynla; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


27 posted on 04/21/2009 10:15:21 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: trumandogz

Well then I’m Canadian:

(two kids approaching college age)


28 posted on 04/22/2009 5:17:34 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: kellynla

WHY? while we turn away our own citizens to fill spots with illegal aliens?

Do not they have colleges in their own country?
Oh they don’t care about their own people.


29 posted on 04/22/2009 5:37:03 PM PDT by television is just wrong (one bad ass mistake America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: kellynla

We just stopped in-state tuition for illegal aliens students bill called SB799 in Arkansas during our 2009 legislature. During the 2005 legislative session, then Governor now Fox News show host Mike Huckabee supported HB1525, that would have given in-state tuition + scholarships to illegal alien students.


30 posted on 04/22/2009 9:37:11 PM PDT by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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