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Public Univ. Creates Special Illegal Alien Tuition Rate (CO)
Judicial Watch ^ | June 14, 2012

Posted on 06/14/2012 11:23:55 AM PDT by jazusamo

A special category of tuition created this month for illegal immigrants at a public university in Colorado violates both federal and state law, Judicial Watch points out in a letter to the school’s Board of Trustees.

Therefore JW is calling for the immediate rescinding of the measure, which enables certain unlawfully present aliens to attend the taxpayer-funded school, Metropolitan State College of Denver, without having to pay full non-resident tuition. “In approving this new category of tuition, the College recognized that these students would otherwise be required to pay full non-resident tuition because of their inability to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States,” JW writes.

Because the new category violates both federal law and Colorado law and constitutes an act beyond the powers of the board, it must be reversed. Under federal law illegal immigrants are ineligible for state or local public benefits, including post-secondary education benefits unless a state enacts a measure affirmatively granting the perk.

Though a handful of states—including Texas, California, Utah, Washington and New York— have done this, Colorado has not. In Texas and California the illegal alien discounted tuition measures have been legally challenged and at least three states—Georgia, Oklahoma and Arizona—have solved the contentious issue by creating policies banning discounted tuition for illegal aliens at public colleges.

In this case one school passed the controversial measure, so it would apply only to that Denver campus, which has an enrollment of about 24,000. Founded in 1965, Metro State is a comprehensive college that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields. Its school of business, professional studies, academic affairs and science are considered to be highly regarded.

In announcing the new illegal immigrant tuition rate, the university issued a press release calling it a “historical day” that earned a standing ovation from students, faculty, community members and even state legislators. The Board of Trustees passed the measure, originally proposed by President Stephen Jordan, with a 7-1 vote after hearing testimony from an army of supporters, including “undocumented students” attending the college.

To qualify, candidates must graduate from a Colorado high school or obtain a general equivalency diploma (GED) in the state. Here’s a good one; candidates must also provide a statement that they are in “good legal standing, other than their undocumented or unclassified status.” The goal, after all, is to help “students living in the state of Colorado who through no fault of their own do not have the lawful status to be eligible for resident tuition rates.”

That’s a classic line of the open borders movement, that American taxpayers are somehow responsible for helping illegal aliens brought the country as children “through no fault of their own.” Bottom line is that it violates a number of state and federal laws, though Metro College’s president insists the Board of Trustees has the “legislative authority to establish nonresident rates.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aliens; colorado; corruption; criminalaliens; criminaldemocrats; democrats; fraud; illegals; liberalism; liberals; taxes; tuition; youpayforthis
Leftists in higher education believe they're entitled to break the law.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 11:24:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Isn’t that racist?

The law is treating them differently because of their race/ethnicity after all.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 11:31:01 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: jazusamo

I’d love to see the box labeled “Illegal Alien” that has to be checked in order to get the discount.

Now, will it be a crime (e.g., “illegal”), for a real Colorado resident to check that box to get a discount?

How does one prove one is illegal?

If one can prove it, does not that make it easy to deport?

Inquiring minds want to know


3 posted on 06/14/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo
Do they have a special tuition rate for bank robbers, serial rapists and drug smugglers, too?
4 posted on 06/14/2012 11:34:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: jazusamo

Why wouldn’t every out of state student claim to be an in-state illegal with no documentation?


5 posted on 06/14/2012 11:35:06 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tzimisce
Looks like it to me.

It's hard to believe taxpayers in CO aren't livid about this. It's the same as if the CO government was sending taxpayer money to Mexico to finance college tuition there.

6 posted on 06/14/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

A student from another state, a legal US citizen, needs to sue for discrimination.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 11:37:17 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: jazusamo; All

Metropolitan State College of Denver, my alma mater...I am so very proud...NOT!


8 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: Tzimisce

Clearly racial profiling, Sharpton to the rescue!

How about an out of country tuition? That has got to be cheap! Where do I sign up I need my MBA.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:01 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: Tzimisce

No, racism only applies to those cracker WHITEYS.

Blacks and Hispanics can use any slur about white-folk, or themselves; but if Whitey dares to say the same word, even quoting from a Rap song ... he’s a bigot.

Hope that clears things up for you.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: jazusamo

Many taxpayers in CO are livid about this. Citizen comments in local papers reflect this.

Unfortunately, the illegal and leftie populations of Denver, Boulder, and such are playing political games with this and MMJ.

They hope to get the illegals and druggies to turn out this fall to vote for these issues - as they might not get off their couch to vote for 0


11 posted on 06/14/2012 11:56:16 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Thanks for your post, happy to hear there's resistance.

According to JW the state will have to change existing law for this to be legal, do you think they'll do it, or at least try?

12 posted on 06/14/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Can’s someone sue those dilberts for creating an “attractive nuisance”?


13 posted on 06/14/2012 12:26:35 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo
That's a thought because if these turkeys are allowed to attend they'll sure attract a lot more of the nuisances.
14 posted on 06/14/2012 12:34:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
the College recognized that these students would otherwise be required to pay full non-resident tuition because of their inability to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States

No, it demonstrates the college's willingness to aid and abet criminals. The minute an illegal's application comes in, the college should be calling ICE and stamping "not accepted" across the file.

15 posted on 06/14/2012 12:36:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Zeppo

In this scheme a legal immigrant from out of state pays more tuiton than an illegal in state.

Legals may be encouraged to not admit they are legal.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by Tripoli
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To: bgill

Absolutely.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tripoli

Legals may be encouraged to not admit they are legal.


Why not it worked for Obammy.
Keep an eye on any sharper ones in this group. One of them may be the future Prezbo of the US.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: notdownwidems

I attended “Metro”, too. After this, they can just stop sending me the fundraising e-mails. Absolutely zero chance I would donate to them now.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 4:09:23 PM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: jazusamo

The DUmmies are pushing the MMJ issue to drive the Kos kids to vote in November.

Colorado vote on pot could affect Obama-Romney race.

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_20782253/colorado-vote-pot-could-affect-obama-romney-race?source=rss


20 posted on 06/14/2012 4:40:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

The DUmmies are pushing the MMJ issue to drive the Kos kids to vote in November.

Colorado vote on pot could affect Obama-Romney race.

http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_20782253/colorado-vote-pot-could-affect-obama-romney-race?source=rss


21 posted on 06/14/2012 4:44:29 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

At some point...there’s going to be a state which creates a chancellor of all public universities in the state....and start to conduct audits and regulation over campuses. There’s been a free reign system going on for decades. Between the pension systems, the special dealings of tuition rates, and unsafe conditions on campuses....it’s just begging for control by the state governor or legislature.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 3:31:46 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: All
The Denver Post reports that Metropolitan State College's board of trustees voted 7-1 to give illegals favorable tuition rates, effective this fall. The rate is $3,358 per semester, higher than in-state students' $2,152, and lower than out-of-staters' $7,992.

The college-bound illegals must have meet three criteria: attended a Colorado high school for the past three years.• graduated from a Colorado high school or gotten a state GED. • provide proof the illegal is in good legal standing, other than their undocumented status, and that they plan to seek lawful status when eligible.

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The SEC, IRS and FBI will want to know whether Colorado is using proceeds from tax-exempt education bonds to subsidize people who are law breakers.

THIS COULD BE A PROBLEM Coloradans who voted for referendums on tax-exempt education bonds were not advised on ballots that their tax burdens were to subsidize law-breakers.

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WRT their legal status----did the parents of any of these illegal students use their kids Social Ssecurity numbers to establish multiple identities in order to ride the US gravy train?

ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.

<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.

<><> Another illegal used multiple identites to bilk UI systems ofn some $3.5 million.

US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasury’s Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.

REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.

Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.

23 posted on 06/15/2012 5:28:31 AM PDT by Liz
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