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  • Illegal workers the talk of Texas (creative state bills filed to address problem)

    01/03/2007 9:51:00 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 13 replies · 895+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/3/07 | R.G. RATcliffe
    AUSTIN — They work as maids and busboys. They build homes and highways. They bone chickens on the way to market. They are worth billions of dollars to the Texas economy, but as members of the working poor they also are a drain of hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers. They are the 1.4 million illegal immigrants that the federal government estimates live in Texas. Half are divided evenly between the Dallas and Houston areas, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, with an additional 20 percent in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Less than 5 percent live in...
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    09/30/2006 3:45:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 4 replies · 551+ views
    09/30/06 | me
    Keep Arkansas Legal, a new immigration reform group in the Central Arkansas area, will meet at the Roosevelt Thompson Libray from 3:00pm-6:00pm Saturday October 7th (Terry Library was booked). We will discuss what to do for the election and the upcoming legistlative session. We will then have a general discussion about illegal immigration. address: Roosevelt Thompson Library 38 Rahling Circle Little Rock, AR 72223 You can go to this link and type the address for a map http://maps.yahoo.com/" We also have a volunteer opportunity. The Lagrone campaign has given a neighborhood in Chenal called The Village to do door to...
  • Hispanics head for higher ed

    09/01/2006 11:17:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 32 replies · 860+ views
    arksas times ^ | 8/24/2006 | Doug Smith
    Hispanics head for higher ed (Especially in Northwest Arkansas.) Gema Vargas, 20, will be a senior at UALR in the 2006-07 school year. She came to this country as a child. Her father, who had fled a war in Nicaragua, got a job in Arkansas, then brought his family up. Because they were considered war refugees, the Vargas family got the necessary papers to stay here comparatively easily, Vargas said. She said that a majority of Latino college-age students in the U.S. don’t have papers, which means they’re here illegally. Vargas speaks English fluently — although, she says, she sometimes...
  • Immigrants struggle to go to college (Boo-Hoo Piece)

    08/29/2006 8:19:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 35 replies · 1,062+ views
    Sacto Bee ^ | 29 Aug. 2006 | Aurelio Rojas
    As the chairwoman of the Orange County Dream Team Coalition, she is familiar with tight schedules. Gomez, 22, maintained an A-minus average at California State University, Long Beach, while working full time as a waitress on the graveyard shift. She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. Gomez -- who was 5 when her parents left Mexico and illegally entered the United States -- is a beneficiary of Assembly Bill 540. The 5-year-old measure, which has come under attack in the courts and Legislature from critics of illegal immigration, allowed her to attend college for the same...
  • CA: Rescinding In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants - SB 349

    06/22/2006 2:19:34 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 47 replies · 878+ views
    tommcclintock.net ^ | June 19, 2006 | Tom McClintock
    My Note: The following was posted on the Tom McClintock's website on June 19, 2006. SB 349 was blocked by Democrats the same day as the quoted speech (April 2005), never making it out of the Senate Education Committee (there were only 3 Republicans on the Committee, out of 12). Senator McClintock authored SB 349, which would rescind the in-state tuition subsidy for illegal immigrants attending state universities and community colleges that was granted by AB 540 in 2001. However, a bill by Senator Gil Cedillo, SB 160, would allow illegal immigrant students to receive state sponsored financial aid in...
  • Illegal aliens could lose in-state tuition

    06/14/2006 7:14:28 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 75 replies · 1,092+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | 6/14/06 | Associated Press
    House committee provision would cut federal funding for college tuition WASHINGTON - States like Texas would be prohibited from using federal funds to provide in-state tuition to illegal immigrants at colleges and universities under a provision approved by a House committee Tuesday. The provision sponsored by Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, was included in the 2007 spending bill providing federal money for labor, health and human services and education programs. The bill and Culberson's amendment still must be approved by the House and Senate and signed by the president to become law. Culberson said his amendment would prohibit states from allowing...
  • For the burgs: A liberal checklist

    06/03/2006 9:11:54 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 36 replies · 1,822+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Howie Carr
    For the burgs: A liberal checklist By Howie Carr Boston Herald Columnist Sunday, June 4, 2006 It used to be that there were only a handful of People’s Republics among the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns. You had Cambridge, Amherst, Lincoln, Brookline and a couple of others. These are the la-de-da burgs that erect walls and speed bumps at the town line to keep out the city riffraff who make up that wonderful diversity the suburban swells claim to celebrate. Only last week Brookline Town Meeting called for the impeachment of President Bush. The problem is that the Brookline Syndrome...
  • CA: Legislators seek to cut benefits to illegal immigrants .. DLs for illegals is back too

    05/03/2006 9:38:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 810+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 5/3/06 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - Even as the national debate rages over illegal immigration, California legislators are weighing bills that take aim at the issue on fronts ranging from such public benefits as driver's licenses and in-state tuition rates to better investigation of the citizenship status of state prison inmates. Many of the bills are authored by Republican legislators looking to reduce public benefits to undocumented immigrants and investigate what they cost the state in resources and infrastructure. One bill would eliminate in-state discounted tuition rates for undocumented immigrants to attend community colleges and the California State University system. Another would allow the...
  • Jeb Bush Wants In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants' Kids

    04/24/2006 5:38:40 PM PDT · by HEMICRASHBOX · 198 replies · 2,548+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/2006 | None
    Gov. Jeb Bush said it's not fair to punish the children of illegal immigrants if they're trying to build a better life through education. The governor supports a controversial bill that would let illegal immigrants' children pay in-state college tuition rates, but the bill still faces an uphill battle in the current political climate, WESH 2 News reported. Florida requires children of illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition rates at colleges and universities. That means a college education would cost at least $60,000 more for the son or daughter of an undocumented worker. Bush said that's not fair to teens...
  • Pawlenty: Illegal immigrants should not receive in-state tuition rate (MN)

    04/18/2006 4:09:05 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 583+ views
    Twin City biz journal ^ | 4-18-06 | Lauren Wilbert
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty urged the Ways and Means Committee in a letter Tuesday to remove a provision in the Higher Education Omnibus bill that grants in-state college tuition rates to illegal immigrants. Committee members will consider the proposal in a Tuesday night hearing. The Republican governor, who is up for reelection this year, said providing in-state rates for illegal immigrants would allow them to receive benefits that students attending Minnesota schools from most other states cannot get. "In other words, an Iowa high school graduate would not be eligible for in-state Minnesota tuition, but a non-U.S. citizen, who is here...
  • Immigration Bill Grants Illegals In-state Tuition

    04/09/2006 2:55:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 909+ views
    Newsmax Insider Report | April 9, 2006 | Newsmax
    1. Immigration Bill Grants Illegals In-state Tuition After the Senate Judiciary Committee approved and distributed a proposal for granting legal status to many undocumented aliens, conservatives were alarmed to discover that the 471-page bill makes illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition costs. Under the proposal, illegals could pay the low tuition charged students who attend state universities in their home state, while legal residents of the U.S. would still be required to pay the much higher costs charged students who attend schools outside their state, the Washington Times reports. "This means that while American citizens from Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina,...
  • Senators Give First OK To In-State Tuition For Children Of Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2006 7:06:46 PM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 759+ views
    nebraska.statepaper ^ | 03/31/06 | nebraska.statepaper
    Senators Give First OK To In-State Tuition For Children Of Illegal Aliens March 30, 2006 The children of illegal aliens would be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a bill given first-round approval Wednesday night by the Legislature. Governor Dave Heineman previously indicated he was likely to veto the bill if it reached his desk. His veto would be brushed aside, however, if 30 lawmakers voted for an override. The bill passed with exactly 30 votes. Senator Adrian Smith of Gering, a candidate for the GOP congressional nomination in the 3rd District, said the bill...
  • Howie Carr Poll: ILLEGAL ALIEN TUITION

    03/28/2006 1:16:17 PM PST · by Panerai · 68 replies · 1,948+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 03/28/2006 | Howie Carr
    ILLEGAL ALIEN TUITION The US Senate bill on immigration allows for in state tution at state colleges for illegal aliens.... Do you support this clause of the bill? Yes No To Take Poll Click here
  • States Grapple With In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

    03/05/2006 8:30:51 PM PST · by LouAvul · 36 replies · 810+ views
    fox ^ | 3-4-06 | liza porteus
    For most teenagers, going to college is part of the American dream. But the cost of fulfilling that dream has become a source of controversy, as illegal immigrants sometimes pay less than U.S. citizens to attend the same college. Illegal immigrants living in nine states can now attend public college at in-state tuition costs. But legal U.S. citizens still have to pay out-of-state tuition at schools outside of their home state. That price difference can be tens of thousands of dollars. Many say it's discrimination if states offer a cheaper public college education to illegal immigrants, and some out-of-state American...
  • No Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants

    03/05/2006 6:57:33 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 8 replies · 449+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 03/01/2006 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    A House of Delegates subcommittee effectively killed for the year a bill that would have allowed some illegal immigrants access to in-state tuition rates at Virginia colleges and universities. Members of the subcommittee said they were concerned about an informal opinion issued by a deputy attorney general that suggested that extending in-state tuition to illegal immigrants might force the state to offer similar tuition breaks to non-Virginian U.S. citizens as well. They voted to carry the bill over for further consideration until next year.
  • Rare victory in Mass.--in-state tuition for illegals defeated

    01/14/2006 7:46:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies · 705+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | 01/13/06 | Kevin Dennehy
    BOSTON - As the vote on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants approached this week, state Rep. Jeffrey Perry figured his side didn't have the votes. Since 2002, state Rep. Jeffrey Perry has represented Sandwich, the only Cape town that voted for President Bush in 2004. Perry helped defeat tuition breaks for illegal immigrants this week. Which, of course, isn't unusual for Perry, a Sandwich Republican and opponent of the bill. As one of just 20 GOP members in a House of Representatives with 140 Democrats, he's used to being outnumbered. So Perry, 42, one of a circle of emerging Republican...
  • Massachusetts Says "No" To In-State Tuition For Illegal Aliens

    01/12/2006 7:08:53 PM PST · by djjava · 30 replies · 1,002+ views
    Hub Politics ^ | 01/12/06 | Aaron Margolis
    The Boston Globe calls them "undocumented immigrants;" I call them what that are, and that is "illegal aliens." No matter what you call them, they still will not get in-state tuition in Massachusetts, now that House members voted 96-to-57 to defeat this most preposterous bill that had no business on Beacon Hill. Massachusetts House members last night decisively defeated a controversial bill to extend in-state tuition rates at public colleges to undocumented immigrants, effectively killing the measure for this year. The 96-to-57 tally surprised advocates of the bill, who believed they had enough votes to win approval in the House...
  • Howie Carr Poll: TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

    01/11/2006 12:17:33 PM PST · by Panerai · 15 replies · 813+ views
    HowieCarr.com ^ | 01/11/2006 | Howie Carr
    TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS Should in state tuition be available for illegal aliens? Yes No To take Poll Click Here !
  • Citizens suing state over illegals' tuition

    01/02/2006 11:39:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies · 1,590+ views
    http://www.avpress.com/n/02/0102_s9.hts ^ | January 2, 2006 | Valley Press
    This is one of those "Have we all gone mad?" editorials we write around here every so often. But that's the only question we can ask when things get so turned around, as the issue of illegal immigrants and college tuition. In 1996, Congress made it explicitly illegal to offer any benefit to illegal immigrants that is not offered to Americans. This is common sense, but still it needed to be codified into law. Nonetheless, nine states, including of course California, offer tuition breaks to illegal immigrants attending state schools. California passed its version of the law back when Gray...
  • Subsidizing Illegal Immigration: Illegals get in-state tution to UC & Cal State (Tom McClintock)

    05/11/2004 2:00:56 PM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 37 replies · 430+ views
    Senator Tom McClintock ^ | May 10, 2004 | Senator Tom McClintock
    This year, nearly 7,500 qualified California residents – who would otherwise be entering California state universities as incoming freshmen – are likely to be turned away for lack of funds. Meanwhile, approximately 7,500 illegal immigrants will receive heavily subsidized university educations at a cost of between $45 million and $65 million annually at those same universities. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture? Under a law signed in 2001 by Gov. Gray Davis, an illegal alien who has graduated from a California high school after three years of attendance – all while in violation of...
  • College Students Sue California Over Preferences for Illegal Aliens

    12/19/2005 6:59:32 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 23 replies · 1,291+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 12/17/2005 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Attorneys representing college students from 19 states filed a class-action lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from officials for charging them significantly more than illegal aliens pay to attend state-run colleges in California.,P. The state allows illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition, while making out-of-state American citizens pay higher tuition fees. The 42 plaintiffs allege that California lawmakers and members of the board of regents for the University of California "knowingly violated a federal law enacted in 1996 that says any state that offers discounted in-state tuition to its illegal aliens must provide the same lower rates to all...
  • Tuition equity

    12/19/2005 7:57:13 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 555+ views
    PE.com ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2005 | The Press Enterprise
    Tuition equity 11:10 PM PST on Sunday, December 18, 2005 Giving illegal immigrants the benefit of in-state tuition at California's public universities and colleges amounts to a subsidy for law breaking. A lawsuit to overturn a 4-year-old law and compensate out-of-state students for the disparity could prove an expensive education for the state. About 40 students -- all American citizens, all out-of-state residents -- sued the University of California, California State University and the state's community colleges on Wednesday, claiming the tuition break for illegal immigrants violates their civil rights. California taxpayers contribute more than $12 billion a year to...
  • Tuition lawsuit [in California] has roots in Kansas

    12/18/2005 11:18:27 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 563+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Dec 16, 2005 | JIM SULLINGER
    A lawsuit filed in Kansas challenging in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrants has paved the way for a similar court effort filed Wednesday in California.The two lawsuits even have a lawyer in common.Kris Kobach, who filed the Kansas litigation, was asked to join the California team of lawyers suing that state’s public university system in an attempt to overturn the tuition law there. Kobach is a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He ran unsuccessfully to represent Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District in 2004.Kobach flew to Sacramento, Calif., for a news conference Wednesday announcing the lawsuit.“The Kansas lawsuit paved...
  • Out-of-State Students Sue Over Tuition (Mexico felons pay in-state rates)

    12/15/2005 4:14:31 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 13 replies · 472+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/15/05 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
    Contending that they are illegally charged higher tuition and fees than undocumented immigrants, a group of out-of-state students and parents filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against California's public university and community college systems. The suit, filed in Yolo County Superior Court, challenges practices based on 2001 state legislation that allows certain undocumented immigrants to pay the same charges for college as other California students. California is one of at least nine states that permit some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state fees, an issue that has drawn fire from advocates of tougher policies against illegal immigration. The suit contends that 60,000...
  • Suit Challenges Tuition Break for Illegals

    12/15/2005 9:49:24 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 10 replies · 543+ views
    AP via Tampa Bay Online ^ | Dec 15, 2005 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    A group of out-of-state college students sued to challenge a law that lets some classmates who are illegal immigrants pay the lower in-state rate if they graduated from California high schools. The class-action lawsuit said the policy violates a federal law barring states from offering benefits to illegal immigrants that are not available to U.S. citizens. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Yolo County by 42 plaintiffs seeks unspecified damages. The difference in fees can amount to many thousands of dollars a year. For example, out-of-state students pay nearly $24,000 a year to attend the University of California, about $17,000 more...
  • Lawsuit challenges college fee break for illegal immigrants

    12/14/2005 8:33:31 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 37 replies · 962+ views
    AP State Wire via Fresno Bee ^ | 12-14-2005 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A group of out-of-state college students filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday challenging a law that lets some illegal immigrants who graduate from California high schools pay lower in-state fees at the state's public colleges and universities. The 2002 law allows students who attend at least three years of high school in California to qualify for the same in-state fee break given California citizens, regardless of their immigration status. The lawsuit was filed in Yolo County on behalf of 42 plaintiffs, including two children of a former San Diego congressman. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said the discriminatory policy...
  • Take Two: In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants in MA

    11/02/2005 8:29:33 AM PST · by whirlygirl · 18 replies · 651+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2005 | Raphael Lewis
    Healey tuition remarks draw outrage She takes a swipe at undocumented By Raphael Lewis, Globe Staff | November 2, 2005 Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey set off a firestorm of protest yesterday when she suggested that children of undocumented immigrants who cannot get in-state tuition rates at Massachusetts' public colleges should ''go to private schools" instead. ''Let them go to private schools if they want to," Healey said on WRKO radio. Moments later, she repeated: ''Let them go to private schools."
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Supports In-State Tuition for ILLEGAL Immigrants

    11/01/2005 10:31:07 AM PST · by whirlygirl · 29 replies · 3,060+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/1/05 | Raphael Lewis
    AG is hoping to boost measure in the House By Raphael Lewis, Globe Staff | November 1, 2005 Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly said yesterday he will lobby Massachusetts legislators this week to pass a bill allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition, saying that ''all kids who graduate from Massachusetts high schools should be treated equally."
  • In-State Tuition Benefits for Illegals Stir Controversy

    11/01/2005 5:33:31 AM PST · by axes_of_weezles · 24 replies · 1,089+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 | Dave Eberhart
    Brigette Brennan feels pretty well educated after more than four years at the University of Kansas - but there's something she can't understand. She doesn't understand why Kansas won't grant her the same in-state tuition status that it happily bestows on illegal immigrants. In other words, why is she - a U.S. citizen, a Kansas high school graduate and a four-year resident of Kansas - paying more for her college education than those who aren't legally supposed to be in the U.S. in the first place? Surprisingly, Brennan's experience is fairly common. Indeed, state colleges and universities in nine states...
  • Barriers Curb Immigrant Student Access To College, Job Market

    09/30/2005 8:06:40 AM PDT · by devane617 · 44 replies · 1,105+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 09/30/2005 | CHRIS ECHEGARAY
    TAMPA - Xenia Ruiz will tell you she's an American, but on paper, she's not. Born in Mexico City, she was whisked into this country at the age of 8 months, her parents fearful after a rash of kidnappings. English became her first language, Spanish her second. "Every day in school, I would get up and pledge the allegiance to the flag and sing patriotic songs," the high school senior said. "In my heart, in my mind-set, I am an American." A student visa protects her from deportation, but she's ineligible for in-state college tuition, the state's Bright Futures scholarship,...
  • Migrant (AKA illegal immigrant) tuition break blasted

    09/05/2005 3:25:20 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies · 568+ views
    mysanantonio ^ | Web Posted: 09/05/2005 12:00 AM CDT | Karen Adler and Hernán Rozemberg
    Delgado didn't want to leave his hometown in Monterrey, Mexico, but his father — a teacher who made little money — continued to pressure him. Delgado finally came to Texas on a tourist visa and moved in with an aunt. The visa quickly expired, but last week, the 21-year-old became a San Antonio College student, thanks to a Texas law enacted in 2001 that allows undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at public schools. That law is being challenged by the Washington Legal Foundation, a conservative legal and advocacy organization that argues Texas is breaking federal law by giving...
  • Migrant tuition break blasted

    09/05/2005 7:32:44 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 14 replies · 517+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 5 September 2005 | Karen Adler and Hernán Rozemberg
    Delgado didn't want to leave his hometown in Monterrey, Mexico, but his father — a teacher who made little money — continued to pressure him. Delgado finally came to Texas on a tourist visa and moved in with an aunt. The visa quickly expired, but last week, the 21-year-old became a San Antonio College student, thanks to a Texas law enacted in 2001 that allows undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at public schools. That law is being challenged by the Washington Legal Foundation, a conservative legal and advocacy organization that argues Texas is breaking federal law by giving...
  • Sen. Hutchison (R-TX) avoids Sean on in-state tuition for ILLEGALs (FNC: Hannity & Colmes)

    08/24/2005 8:03:37 PM PDT · by DTogo · 111 replies · 1,399+ views
    While discussing ILLEGA immigration and replaying a clip of Sean at the border, Sean then asked guest Sen. Hutchison (R-TX), regardless of beefing up border security, if granting in-state tuition for ILLEGAL immigrants wasn't rewarding bad behaviour to people who have broken the law. Does the Senator think it's wrong?She completely dodged the question by responding "I can understand how difficult it would be to explain this to parents who want their kids to go to school in Texas" and how these children (of ILLEGAL aliens) also want to receive an education, blah, blah, blahBut she said she's planning to...
  • Texan Iraq War vet to get in-state tuition after all (Had to jump through hoops first)

    08/19/2005 1:30:36 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 19 replies · 633+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 18, 2005 | AP
    [ snip ] Basham was denied cheaper in-state tuition because the Austin school said members of the military are presumed to have the same residence as when they enlisted.
  • Austin Community College tells are returning Texas Veteran he is no longer a Texan.

    08/18/2005 9:03:07 AM PDT · by troop_defender · 33 replies · 1,134+ views
    By Jay Root Star-Telegram Austin Bureau AUSTIN - Carl Basham was born in Beeville, registered to vote in Travis County in 1998, holds a Texas driver's license and does his banking in Austin. So he was shocked when Austin Community College told him a few weeks ago that he didn't qualify as a Texas resident "for tuition purposes." Basham, a former Marine corporal, said he was even more shocked when officials told him why: After two tours of duty in Iraq, he's been out of the state too long to qualify. "They told me that I have to physically live...
  • Decorated Marine denied in-state tuition

    08/17/2005 10:32:47 PM PDT · by ChristianDefender · 73 replies · 1,460+ views
    WND ^ | 08-18-05 | WND
    Despite being a Texas native, a registered voter and holder of a state driver's license, a decorated Marine has been denied lower in-state tuition at a community college because he spent too much time out of the state while serving two tours of duty in Iraq. Carl Basham says he was shocked when personnel at Austin Community College told him a few weeks ago that he didn't qualify as a Texas resident "for tuition purposes." Basham was born in Beeville, Texas, registered to vote in Travis County in 1998, holds a Texas driver's license and does his banking in Austin,...
  • In-state rates for illegal immigrants challenged

    08/13/2005 9:01:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 1,404+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 13, 2005 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    WASHINGTON – Nearly 4,000 Texas students would face a major tuition hike or loss of state financial aid if a conservative legal group successfully challenges a state law that has made college affordable for many illegal immigrants. The Washington Legal Foundation has filed a complaint with the federal government charging that Texas is violating U.S. immigration law by allowing illegal immigrants living in the state to pay the same in-state tuition as Texas residents who are U.S. citizens.
  • More illegal immigrants in colleges

    07/24/2005 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 39 replies · 2,846+ views
    Enrollment has increased ninefold since the state allowed them to pay lower tuition Texas public colleges have seen a spike in enrollment of illegal immigrants since state lawmakers approved a measure allowing them to pay lower in-state tuition rates. The number of illegal immigrants attending public institutions, particularly community colleges, has increased ninefold since the change was adopted, according to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board data. In 2001, Texas became the first state to offer in-state tuition and state financial aid to illegal immigrants. Eight other states, including California and New York, have since adopted similar measures. State Sen. Leticia...
  • Supporters Still Want In-State Tuition For N.C. Illegal Immigrants

    07/14/2005 4:35:17 PM PDT · by NCjim · 38 replies · 698+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | July 14, 2005
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Supporters of offering illegal immigrants in-state tuition to North Carolina's public universities pledged Wednesday to keep fighting for the measure, offered by lawmakers in April with great expectations but defeated less than two months later without so much as a committee vote. "We're going to keep working until we get it done," said former Gov. Jim Hunt, the highest profile supporter of the bill. "They will not outlast us." Hunt and about 200 others gathered to review how the bill failed to move forward during this year's legislative session, with some meeting later to discuss their failed...
  • Dangers of CSME (CAFTA precursor)

    05/31/2005 9:18:51 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 52 replies · 969+ views
    The Nassau Guardian ^ | May 30, 2005 | MINDELL SMALL
    Attorney says Bahamas faces too many risks By MINDELL SMALL,Guardian Staff Reporter mindell@nasguard.com Continuing to voice strong opposition to the proposed Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) attorney Paul D. Moss said The Bahamas faces too many risks if it signs on to it. Mr Moss is Chairman of the group 'Bahamians Agitating for a Referendum on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (BARF)' Over the past three years BARF has been seeking to highlight what it refers to as the "dangers" of not only the CSME but also the WTO and FTAA. BARF said it studied the three...
  • Law Granting Tuition to Illegals Challenged

    05/12/2005 10:54:07 AM PDT · by Gary - Peters · 10 replies · 449+ views
    Law Granting Tuition to Illegals Challenged NewsMax.com Wires Wednesday, May 11, 2005 TOPEKA, Kan. -- A federal judge heard arguments challenging a Kansas law that grants tuition breaks to some illegal immigrants - a case closely watched by eight other states with similar laws.
  • In-state tuition for illegal immigrants defeated in state House (Connecticut)

    05/12/2005 3:09:44 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 31 replies · 852+ views
    WFSB-TV, Hartford ^ | May 12, 2005 | AP
    HARTFORD (AP) -- The state House of Representatives early Thursday narrowly defeated a bill that would have offered children of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates at public colleges. Representatives voted 77-65 against the proposal. Proponents said children should not be penalized for their parents' decision to come to the country illegally, and should be granted the opportunity for an affordable education. "In every sense, these students are Connecticut residents," said Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Lakeville, who leads the higher education committee. "They have resided in Connecticut for most of their lives; they have attended and graduated from Connecticut schools." Opponents wanted...
  • Tuition break given to illegal aliens

    05/09/2005 9:10:16 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 24 replies · 1,228+ views
    CNN ^ | 5-9-05 | Lou Dobbs
    In Kansas, a group of college students is suing that state over a policy that grants instate college tuition to illegal aliens, a privilege that is denied many American students. This group of 24 U.S. citizens says the practice violates federal law, and they want it stopped.
  • Law on in-state tuition for immigrants goes on trial Tuesday

    05/09/2005 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 7 replies · 439+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | May 09. 2005 | The Associated Press
    A state law that allows certain noncitizen immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Kansas colleges will be challenged in court Tuesday. The case, being heard in U.S. District Court in Topeka, was filed last summer against Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Board of Regents. It is being brought by 24 out-of-state students, who say that a 1996 federal law prevents the state from offering residency-based benefits to illegal immigrants that aren't available to all U.S. citizens.
  • Healey decries letting illegals pay tuition at in-state rate

    05/06/2005 4:02:08 AM PDT · by Panerai · 7 replies · 571+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Friday, May 6, 2005 | Ann E. Donlan
    Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey waged an assault yesterday against in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants as the students waited to urge lawmakers to approve the controversial bill. ``Breaking the law should not entitle you to public benefits,'' Healey told the Committee on Ways and Means. ``America is a nation of immigrants, but America is also a nation of laws.'' The bill, which has failed to pass before, would provide illegal immigrant students who have been in Massachusetts at least three years and graduated from a state high school the opportunity to attend state colleges and universities at the same cost...
  • House strips immigrants tuition breaks from budget

    04/29/2005 7:25:21 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 5 replies · 402+ views
    AP ^ | April 28, 2005 | Theo Emery, Associated Press Writer
    BOSTON -- House lawmakers unexpectedly stripped language from their version of the budget on Thursday that would have given illegal immigrants living in the state the same tuition breaks at public colleges and universities as Massachusetts residents. The voice vote came at 9 p.m., just before House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, D-Boston, adjourned the House budget session for the night, saying that lawmakers would reconvene at 11 a.m. on Friday.
  • IDIOCY IN NORTH CAROLINA [excerpt from Nealz Neuz]

    04/15/2005 11:46:03 AM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Nealz Neuz ^ | Friday, April 15, 2005 | Neal Boortz
    Some folks in North Carolina are pushing the idea of offering in-state tuition for illegal aliens in North Carolina's colleges and universities. North Carolina is now number two in the rate of increase for illegal immigration. Make this idiotic idea a law and soon North Carolina will be vying for number one. Remember, you get more of the behavior you reward, and less of the behavior your punish. How could you consider in-state tuition for illegal aliens anything but a reward for illegal behavior?
  • Oregon Senate panel passes bill to allow noncitizens to pay in-state tuition

    04/07/2005 4:56:58 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 24 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | April 07, 2005 | STEVEN CARTER
    SALEM -- A bill giving Oregon students who are not U.S. citizens the right to attend Oregon state universities at in-state tuition rates cleared the Senate Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 769 now goes to the Joint Ways and Means Committee for an assessment of its effect on the state's higher education budget. The vote was 3-1, with Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, voting no. Sen. Charles Starr, R-Hillsboro, was a reluctant yes, noting that his vote probably would anger some of his constituents who are upset that noncitizens would get access to in-state tuition. Currently, noncitizens must...
  • Bill would get Minnesota immigrants in-state tuition

    03/11/2005 8:26:12 AM PST · by sheana · 34 replies · 838+ views
    mndaily.com ^ | March 11, 2005 | Ryan Dionne
    The Senate Higher Education Budget Division analyzed and adopted an act Thursday allowing immigrants to pay in-state tuition. If enacted, the bill would get immigrants in-state tuition if they graduated from a Minnesota high school or attended one for more than two years. Committee chairwoman and co-author of the bill Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, said it will help more immigrants get college educations.
  • Senate Committee Rejects Immigration Education Bill

    03/03/2005 11:42:26 AM PST · by sheana · 11 replies · 435+ views
    katv.com ^ | Thursday March 03, 2005 11:21am | AP
    Little Rock, AR (AP) - A Senate committee rejected legislation Wednesday that would give the children of illegal aliens in-state college tuition and access to state-funded scholarships.