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Discounted tuition for illegal immigrants passes in Senate
The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 9, 2012

Posted on 04/09/2012 2:40:43 PM PDT by george76

The Colorado Senate this morning passed a Pueblo lawmaker’s bill that would create a discount rate of college tuition for illegal immigrants who attended high school in the state.

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Opponents contend the bill would create an incentive for illegal immigration to Colorado. They also argue that it presents students with false hope because they would not be able to work legally in the country until they attain citizenship.

The bill’s passage in the Democratically controlled Senate was not a surprise. Its first true test will come next, when it is heard by a Republican House committee. A similar bill last year died at that stage.

(Excerpt) Read more at chieftain.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderwars; co2012; dream; dreamact; illegal; illegalimmigrant; illegals; immigrant; students; tuition; undocumented

1 posted on 04/09/2012 2:40:52 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Since this bill would disproportionally effect Latin Americans, isn’t it racist?

That’s the reason we’re not tightening border security isn’t it?


2 posted on 04/09/2012 2:44:21 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: george76
As usual, party before country.

Pandering to illegals with taxpayer money.

3 posted on 04/09/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MileHi; colorado tanker; Morgan in Denver; LucyT; jazusamo; neverdem; metmom; Clintonfatigued; ...

the bill rewards illegal behavior


4 posted on 04/09/2012 2:48:19 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

A better idea: wrap their degree inside a snicker’s candy bar and charge them a nickle for it.


5 posted on 04/09/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: george76
What about AMERICAN KIDS? We pay thru the roof for school taxes, and our kids don't even go to the public school!!!!!

This country is headed for third world status!

6 posted on 04/09/2012 2:56:30 PM PDT by blondee123 (To GOP Est. - Not This Time!)
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To: george76

What the heck is wrong with these people? Do they actively desire anarchy?


7 posted on 04/09/2012 2:56:30 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: george76
This letter to the editor of the Grand Junction Sentinel, back a month or so ago, addresses this issue.

Democrats don’t understand the meaning of ‘illegal’

This is in reference to the Feb. 11 front-page article in The Daily Sentinel titled, “500 illegal immigrants likely to benefit from reduced tuition rate.” The Associated Press article goes on to say, “Colorado’s Democratic Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a measure that would set a new tuition rate for residents who are illegal immigrants.”

My question is: What is it about the term “illegal” Democrats don’t grasp?

The thought process with Democrats seems to be encourage illegal immigration, then at some point down the road grant blanket amnesty — thus ensuring a reliable voter bloc.

My perspective may be somewhat unique in that I’m a former Canadian, now U.S. citizen, who attained my citizenship the old fashioned way — legally. I served three years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a Canadian, during the Vietnam era.

A few years after receiving my honorable discharge, I applied for U.S. citizenship. After the requisite background check and taking the citizenship test, I was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Denver in 1974.

Encouraging illegals makes a mockery of those who chose the traditional legal path to U.S. citizenship.

As a footnote, not part of the above article, Denver the capital of Colorado is designated a 'sanctuary' city.

8 posted on 04/09/2012 3:04:35 PM PDT by BluH2o
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I think I’m going to be sick. I’m stressing out thinking about how I’m going to afford school for my kids. Maybe I should just renounce my citizenship and go this route.

Disgusting.


9 posted on 04/09/2012 3:07:15 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: blondee123

“What about AMERICAN KIDS? We pay thru the roof for school taxes, and our kids don’t even go to the public school!!!!!

This country is headed for third world status! “

Exactly. I get ticked every time I hear a discussion about how awful it is when illegals are deported because it’s separating families! Well here’s a newsflash for those who whine about that -
EVERY FELON SENT TO PRISON IS SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILY! When you break the the law and go to jail, even as a U.S. Citizen you are separated from your family. Why should this protected class be any different? I don’t get it.


10 posted on 04/09/2012 3:15:03 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: george76; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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11 posted on 04/09/2012 3:58:05 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: george76

Criminals getting even more breaks.


12 posted on 04/09/2012 4:08:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BluH2o
My question is: What is it about the term “illegal” Democrats don’t grasp?

Representatives of the Democratic [sic] party regard law as applicable to everyone but themselves.

13 posted on 04/09/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf
Joke's on them: Mexicans are headed back home, where there's opportunity.
14 posted on 04/09/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by JoanVarga ("Yes We Can" It's not just a slogan. It's a threat.)
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To: george76

Get out of Colorado fast.


15 posted on 04/09/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: blondee123
What about AMERICAN KIDS?

Tell them to follow all laws or rules or else. Tell them to get jobs and start paying taxes, so illegals can get their rewards, prizes and free healthcare.

16 posted on 04/09/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: george76

Must be nice Colorado - no crime, excellent schools, coffers overflowing with surplus cash, economy booming...Now you finally have the time and funds to spend on gifts for illegal aliens. What a generous state. Can I have a pony?


17 posted on 04/09/2012 4:45:52 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: george76

It better die in the House. Didn’t the Senate just kill voter ID?


18 posted on 04/09/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: austinaero
Why should this protected class be any different? I don’t get it.

Just go along with it. Keep paying your taxes to support these millions of illegal aliens.

Get back to work!

19 posted on 04/09/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: austinaero

EVERY FELON SENT TO PRISON IS SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILY!

great statement!


20 posted on 04/10/2012 6:50:13 AM PDT by bitt (“There are only two races of men: the decent and the indecent.” —Viktor Frankl, survivor, Nazi co)
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To: BluH2o

With Democrats, the end justifies the means. As long as they win, nothing is unacceptable that moves them to their goal. Not Romer with a mistress, not Hickenlooper’s illegal land deals, not Hancock’s prostitutes. Nothing else matters.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: the law of unintended consequences in action.)
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