Isn't it amazing, that on December 23rd, 2002, this legal residency rule had to be written in Virginia?
Or that there is no equivalent rule in some of the other States, such as California?
California is badly in need of such a law. There are several million reasons why.
The citizens of California passed proposition 187 which made it illegal to provide state services to illegals. It would have forced service providers such as the DMV, hospitals, and schools to deal with the "complicated process of determining whether someone had a legal right to be here". It was struck down by Judge Feltzer, a liberal judge, and when the administration changed in California, the new governor dropped the appeal. Yes, California sadly needs such a law. If the initiative process had not sought to collect all the state services in one law perhaps it would have taken longer for the liberals to knock them out because the sad truth is that the liberals are seeking to tear down this country.
Does this apply to Marvin the Martian also? lol !
My take is similar to yours here. Bills have to be passed to stop illegals from doing legal things? The only bill that should be passed is one that would make it a crime for any government employee to not turn in illegals (school employees, registry, tax collection, medical assistance, etc.) for immediate deportation.
Jan 29, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill requiring illegal aliens to pay out-of-state tuition to attend Virginia public colleges.
A final House vote on Del. Thelma Drake's bill is scheduled for Thursday. The legislation is backed by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, who said in a September opinion that state-supported colleges should deny admission to illegal aliens. Those who are enrolled should be charged the higher out-of-state tuition, he wrote.
Drake, R-Norfolk, said the federal government also denies financial aid to students who are in the country illegally.
Del. L. Karen Darner, D-Arlington, said the measure punishes children who had no control over being brought to the United States by their parents. Most of those children attend public elementary and secondary schools and are unaware of their "undocumented status" when they enroll in college, she said.
"These kids have considered themselves residents of Virginia," Darner said. "Every day they pledge allegiance to the United States."
Del. Jack Reid, R-Henrico, spoke for the bill.
"We don't even allow in-state rates to those in the armed forces stationed in Virginia," he said.
Reid sponsored legislation to bar enrollment of illegal aliens in Virginia's public colleges, and Darner proposed a bill allowing them to pay in-state tuition. Those bills were tabled by a subcommittee for further study.
Virginia college officials do not track the number of illegal aliens in the system.