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Number of illegal immigrants getting in-state tuition for Texas colleges rises
Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-15-2010 | Katherine Leal Unmuth

Posted on 03/15/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by deport

The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities continues to climb, according to state higher education records.

During the fall semester, 12,138 students – about 1 percent of all Texas college students – benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Most of the immigrants among those students are illegal, and some others are not legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer 2008.

In 2001, Texas became the first state in the country to pass an in-state tuition law. The law created a national movement. Many private universities also now award aid to illegal immigrant students. ....

Illegal immigrants entering Texas' higher education system are direct beneficiaries of a 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler vs. Doe. Parents in Tyler sued after the state began charging tuition for illegal immigrant children. The court ruled that Texas and the rest of the country must educate illegal immigrant children free of charge in public schools.....

Since 2001, 22,697 students who benefited from the law have attended Texas colleges and universities. State officials were not able to provide data on how many graduated.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: college; grants; illegals; texas

1 posted on 03/15/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by deport
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This is your buddy Charlie Perry’s doing. Now this RINO will be setting his sights on the presidency with big $$ behind him.


2 posted on 03/15/2010 9:03:47 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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So if a legal US citizen who doesn't live in Texas wants to attend a college or university there, all that person has to do is go to Mexico, renounce his citizenship, sneak back into the USA, and apply as an illegal.

Nice.

3 posted on 03/15/2010 9:05:24 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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