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A&M senate approves bill against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (Video)
WFAA ^ | November 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM | CYNTHIA VEGA

Posted on 11/04/2010 7:14:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

COLLEGE STATION - A vote at Texas A&M University has pitted students against each other.

Thursday night, student senators approved a bill officially opposing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

Prior to the vote, students in opposition took to the campus with protest signs.

About 300 undocumented students currently attend the university. According to state law, students who graduate from a Texas high school and meet certain requirements can get in-state tuition at public universities.

The controversial bill packed the house at the senate meeting Wednesday night.

"The bill is just saying automatic in-state tuition based on residency in Texas should not be applied to people who are in the country illegally," said Justin Pulliam, a Texas A&M student senator.

"We're against this simply because this shouldn't be at the student senate," said Jose Luis, a Texas A&M senior. "The student senate at Texas A&M is there to help Aggies, not to hurt Aggies or to cause emotional pain."

The final vote ended with 41 in favor of the bill, 26 against and two abstaining.

The student senate does not make policy, so the vote is not binding.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalaliens; instatetuition
There is a video report associated with this story, but you'll have to go to the source website.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/AM-senate-votes-against-in-state-tuition-for-illegal-immigrants-106692653.html

1 posted on 11/04/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Cool idea! Let’s educate AMERICANS first!!!


2 posted on 11/04/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: tlb; donhunt; GVnana; vbmoneyspender; SwinneySwitch; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; ...

3 posted on 11/04/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: FlingWingFlyer

With all the affirmative action on college campuses, I’m not surprised to see a backlash against the policy. I’m actually surprised there was enough votes against it.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Paleo Conservative

Come on Aggies!

I’m sure you know your Student Senate votes do not supersede laws passed by the Texas Legislature and signed by Gov. Perry.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 7:23:25 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Paleo Conservative

We pay for anyone in the world except White Americans


6 posted on 11/04/2010 7:26:07 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Why the hell have illegal aliens been admitted to a publicly funded university in the first place?


7 posted on 11/04/2010 7:26:59 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Paleo Conservative
From the article: "A vote at Texas A&M University has pitted students against each other. "

Although the article fails to clarify the matter, it's my guess that Texas A&M enrolls quite a few out-of-state U.S. citizens who have to pay considerably more tuition than in-state students; probably ten or twenty times as much.

Does anybody recall seeing any articles of concern about pitting out-of-state students against in-state? Not likely.

8 posted on 11/04/2010 7:27:36 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: kearnyirish2
As much as these skulls of mush are brainwashed in the liberal agenda, this is pleasantly surprising!
9 posted on 11/04/2010 7:35:11 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I am actually pleasantly surprised. I hope the state legislature will make it a reality.


10 posted on 11/04/2010 7:36:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: William Tell

I bet you are 100% correct


11 posted on 11/04/2010 7:37:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

“As much as these skulls of mush are brainwashed in the liberal agenda, this is pleasantly surprising!”

I agree, though for some reason I think of a college student in Texas as being very different from a college student here in NJ. While our media here likes to berate the southwestern states for any anti-illegal measures, I don’t doubt that being so close to Mexico really puts these issues in the forefront. We have a lot of illegal aliens here (growing by the day), but we still don’t have “Mexican crossing” signs like you see south of San Diego. As more Americans are victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal aliens here (see “Newark schoolyard shootings”), they are certainly drawing a scrutiny that they’d successfully evaded for a long time (when things were better all around).


12 posted on 11/04/2010 7:40:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Paleo Conservative
About 300 undocumented students currently attend the university.

"Ms. Napolitano...white courtesy phone please...."

13 posted on 11/04/2010 7:47:44 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Cheetahcat

“We pay for anyone in the world except White Americans”

As a graduate of a state school here in NJ, you should see some of the “non-white” Americans they admit. They spend years in “remedial courses” (non-credit classes to bring them up to “college” level - whites aren’t admitted unless they are already at that level), then sit in classrooms surrounded by people (American or not) who are much smarter than them. It must be a truly depressing experience; many drop out after the first semester (they know that their high school diplomas were a lie; they don’t even know many of the words being used around them). Professors pass them to avoid racism charges, so the cycle of the soft bigotry of lowered expectations continues.

If they would let those minority students who legitimately qualify for state schools attend them, that would be fine; instead, they take those students and send them to the Ivy League (where they have similar experiences, with similar outcomes). The ones who need another year of high school should have it, instead of being thrust unprepared into an educational environment where they are hopelessly behind.

They are really doing these people no favors...


14 posted on 11/04/2010 7:47:57 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: William Tell

“it’s my guess that Texas A&M enrolls quite a few out-of-state U.S. citizens who have to pay considerably more tuition than in-state students”

Also, genuine foreign students from Mexico (or China, or Nigeria) probably pay a lot more than TX residents; let the illegals pay that rate.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 7:50:38 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Paleo Conservative
About 300 undocumented students currently attend the university.

WTF is an undocumented student?

Credits, tuition, SSN, how do you go through college without this stuff? I'll tell you how: La Raza Reconquistas on the GD faculty.

This sh*t has gone waaaay too far.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 11/04/2010 7:52:08 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: The Comedian

I want to start bringing in my very own illegal aliens from Denmark...Sweden...Finland and argue Diversity and claim I need these guys for my business. Since my business is Scandinavian hand-made furniture..I’ve just gotta have this labor. Then argue that the deportation of these “immigrants” who are doing the jobs that Americans cannot do would harm the economy.


17 posted on 11/04/2010 7:58:37 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: trumandogz

Texans kicked out a whole bunch of Dimwits in the State House this time. We are now at 99 Republicans. Maybe this term we will have enough to stop the chubbing and we can get some of these kinds of bills through.


18 posted on 11/04/2010 7:58:51 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Chisum & Strauss...amnesty supporters


19 posted on 11/04/2010 8:09:27 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: trumandogz

Yes, they know it. Do you know that they have a right to take a position on the issue nonetheless?

Another reason why Perry should have been primaried out.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 8:28:50 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Grams A

You do realize that is was a Republican Legislature and Rick Perry who gave us In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens?


21 posted on 11/04/2010 8:36:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Paleo Conservative
Said Jose Luis, a Texas A&M senior, "The student senate at Texas A&M is there to help Aggies, not to hurt Aggies or to cause emotional pain."

"Tissue? ..Crybaby!"


22 posted on 11/04/2010 8:39:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DesScorp

Because it’s the law.

Voters just turned the Texas leg bright red on Tuesday, so it could change.


23 posted on 11/04/2010 8:51:13 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Your mushy assumptions are not true for Aggies. But you’re from out of state and might not know that.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 8:52:55 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: kearnyirish2
It has been going on for years. I received my BA in 1970 and applied for graduate school at UT, Austin the next year. I was not admitted because my Grad. Record Exam score was 1050--taken graduation week and did not understand unanswered questions didn't count against you, whereas wrongly answered questions did.

In talking to the Dean of English Dept., I found they had just raised the GRE score for admittance, and he disparaged my 3.8 Grade point because it came from a small college and not from Berkely or Michigan-true, his words.

I went to Admissions, taking my transcript and my GRE and the Adm. Officer told me he didn't see anything wrong with either--in fact, he said he had gotten in with lesser scores--another Dept.

Ultimately retook the GRE and made 1290 on it, got admitted without any hassle.

Meantime, a Hispanic male I taught with asked me when did I start and was amazed when I told him I wasn't admitted. He was admitted to the same school with a GPA of 2.5 and was given financial aid. Rumors that women are a minority have been greatly exaggerated --at least white women.

vaudine

25 posted on 11/04/2010 9:05:09 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


26 posted on 11/04/2010 9:20:43 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Paleo Conservative


Jan 16 2007

"The best flyover I've seen in person was at a Texas A&M game two years ago. They had four Aggie grads flying F-18s sooo low. I swear they had to pull up not to hit the zone!

-Mike"

27 posted on 11/04/2010 9:29:47 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield

...very cool...but those are F-16s...


28 posted on 11/04/2010 9:33:04 PM PDT by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Gig ‘Em Aggies from the Class of ‘84!


29 posted on 11/04/2010 9:45:30 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: William Tell

Ouu-of-state students pay a much higher tuition.

I went to A&M, but I live in California now.

I would love for my son to go there, but the tuition would be extremely high.

I do not think an illegal immigrant should get in-state tuition over a legal US citizen who happens to live in another state.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 9:47:44 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: trumandogz; magna carta

Strauss needs to go. Of the 76 Republicans we had during last term only about 56 of them were conservatives. We did pick up 23 more this term - hopefully the majority of them will be on the right side. Lots of work to do. The Mexican valley keeps moving further north and the sanctuary cities keep spreading out. Does not bode well.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 11:24:37 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Texas A&M is not your typical liberal university. It is quite conservative. ROTC is big there.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 11:36:19 PM PDT by 38special (AK, CA, CO, NV, WA ... WTF?)
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To: vaudine

Etnic minorities are furious at the preferrential treatment given to white women; they say they don’t have the “disadvantages” that they have. The problem in the end is that all of them are regarded as tokens, with much lowered expectations, and on the flip side, when you see a white guy do well, you know he’s REALLY good. I’m glad the admission that white women are a higher percentage of college classes than white men has finally come out (only because it is approaching a 60/40 split). Say good-bye to raising a family, you wonderful modern women; there won’t be viable partners for a while...(as happened with our urban underclass).


33 posted on 11/05/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
“We pay for anyone in the world except White Americans”

As a graduate of a state school here in NJ, you should see some of the “non-white” Americans they admit. They spend years in “remedial courses” (non-credit classes to bring them up to “college” level - whites aren’t admitted unless they are already at that level), then sit in classrooms surrounded by people (American or not) who are much smarter than them. It must be a truly depressing experience; many drop out after the first semester (they know that their high school diplomas were a lie; they don’t even know many of the words being used around them). Professors pass them to avoid racism charges, so the cycle of the soft bigotry of lowered expectations continues.

If they would let those minority students who legitimately qualify for state schools attend them, that would be fine; instead, they take those students and send them to the Ivy League (where they have similar experiences, with similar outcomes). The ones who need another year of high school should have it, instead of being thrust unprepared into an educational environment where they are hopelessly behind.

They are really doing these people no favors...”

This destructive mentality has brought us down far enough where it is hard to compete on a world level.

34 posted on 11/05/2010 5:14:43 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Cheetahcat

“This destructive mentality has brought us down far enough where it is hard to compete on a world level.”

I remember some political figure in Japan being criticized for saying something along those lines about the US; he specifically referred to blacks.


35 posted on 11/05/2010 5:17:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

I heard about this on Fox news this AM and thought about your daughter having to pay out of state tuition.


36 posted on 11/05/2010 10:45:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: kearnyirish2

“This destructive mentality has brought us down far enough where it is hard to compete on a world level.”

I remember some political figure in Japan being criticized for saying something along those lines about the US; he specifically referred to blacks.”

Yes the truth will get you in trouble.


37 posted on 11/05/2010 12:35:56 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Yeah, we got cheated didn't we?

I just googled political views on A&M, Texas Tech and the U of Texas campuses... lol A&M and Tech are both considered to be conservative, with over 50% of students listed as either very conservative or conservative. UT is only 37% conservative, which of course we both knew already.

38 posted on 11/05/2010 1:03:02 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Yes, we know that very well. I know another thing about ut Austin, and they sure don’t have a Church Ave. one block off the main drag.


39 posted on 11/05/2010 1:27:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Work harder than ever for 2012.)
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To: Liz

PING!!!! For your archives...


40 posted on 09/13/2011 5:17:42 AM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: The Comedian

Good to hear from you again, and I agree with every word.


41 posted on 09/13/2011 5:58:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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