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  • Florida Five: Senate passes in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, medical marijuana clears House

    05/02/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 3 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | May 02 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Senate approves in-state tuition for undocumented students: The Florida Senate voted Thursday to let undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. The 26-13 vote came as no surprise. The sponsor, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, was confident he had the votes for week. But that didn’t stop him from getting emotional in debate on Thursday. “The eyes of America are on us,” Latvala said moments before the vote. “I think we’re setting an example. I think we’re doing the right thing.” Read more Medical Marijuana Photo Source Hightimes.com House passes non-euphoric medical marijuana bill: The Florida...
  • Florida Senate Approves In-State Tuition Bill

    05/01/2014 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Lobbyist · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 05/01/14
    Florida students who are living in the country illegally would qualify for in-state college tuition rates under a bill passed by the Florida Senate. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/01/4092361/fla-senate-approves-in-state-tuition.html#storylink=cpy
  • Vitter Introduces Bill to Put American Citizens Ahead of Illegal Immigrants

    02/06/2014 2:55:25 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    .vitter.senate.gov ^ | February 5, 2014 | U.S. Sen. David Vitter
    Vitter Introduces Bill to Put American Citizens Ahead of Illegal Immigrants for In-State College Tuition (Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced legislation to close the current loophole that allows illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition. Many states have used a loophole granting illegal immigrants in-state tuition if they graduated from an in-state high school. “Some of our nation’s highest unemployment rates are among recent college graduates, and we should be supporting policies that help American students get an opportunity to go to college and compete for good jobs,” said Vitter. “American students should always come first....
  • More States Grant In-State Tuition to Immigrants

    02/03/2014 12:52:06 PM PST · by ZULU · 23 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | February 3, 2014 | Breitbart News
    Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire and Virginia have bills under consideration that would extend the in-state benefit, said Tanya Broder, a senior attorney with the National Immigration Law Center.
  • N.J. Gov. Christie flips, says he now wants in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

    10/13/2013 10:17:55 AM PDT · by dead · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/13 | By Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant-rights activists say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reversed himself Saturday and endorsed giving illegal immigrants in-state college tuition rates, and said he will try to get the issue through his legislature in a lame-duck session. Mr. Christie, who is up for re-election in November, is also seen as eyeing a bid for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination, but his support for in-state tuition could complicate that. “We need tuition equality for everyone in New Jersey,” the activists said the governor said in a speech to the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey. Afterward, the activists said, Mr. Christie told...
  • Oregon House passes illegal immigrant tuition bill

    02/22/2013 5:14:28 PM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies
    Fox 12 ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Staff Fox 12
    <p>The Oregon House has voted to extend resident college tuition rates to some young illegal immigrants.</p> <p>The House's 38-18 vote on Friday sends the measure to the Senate. In the last decade, similar legislation has failed twice.</p> <p>The measure would allow students to qualify for in-state tuition at the Oregon's seven public universities if they've attended an Oregon high school for at least three years and lived in the United States for at least five.</p>
  • Rick Perry to Make 1st Appearance With Newt Gingrich at Arizona Debate

    02/17/2012 3:31:47 PM PST · by Red Steel · 100 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 17, 2012 5:37pm
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear with Newt Gingrich for the first time at the CNN debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 22, a spokesperson for Perry confirmed to ABC News. Perry will appear in the spin room with Gingrich after the debate. There are no other events planned, at this time. Perry endorsed Gingrich when he dropped out of the race on Jan. 19 but has yet to appear publicly with him.
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

    12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 123 replies
    ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.” “Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for...
  • America Needs Rick Perry as President

    11/26/2011 9:21:55 AM PST · by shield · 95 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24th November, 2011
    Do not believe the haters and the left-leaning media. Rick Perry has the strength, conviction, and solid record to turn America around. It is time. Time for a REAL change.
  • 5 Reasons Hermain Cain is Unfit for the Presidency

    10/29/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 89 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 29, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    1. Cain Ignorant on Arab "Right to Return" Propaganda That's Really Meant to Destroy Israel Herman Cain was on Fox News Sunday in May. When Chris Wallace asked about the Arab propaganda movement to give Palestinians the "Right to Return," Herman Cain indicated that he was ignorant of the propaganda intricacies of that policy. The entire duration of the Barack Obama administration has been openly hostile towards Israel. There is some indication that the 2012 election will not repair this travesty if Herman Cain is the Republican nominee. He's not smart enough on the issue to turn things around....
  • Perry’s in-state tuition Works for Texas (and Utah..)

    10/26/2011 12:34:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The New Texas Forum ^ | October 26, 2011 | Katie Thompson, Chairman of College Republicans at St. Edwards
    [embedded LINKS at source] Have you heard? “The government is subsidizing illegal immigration! The Texas DREAM Act grants amnesty! Illegal immigrants are going to college for FREE!” Hold your horses, folks. These statements, which are hurled at Gov. Rick Perry from both sides of the political spectrum, are simply not true. In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is a hard policy to argue because it rests on such a thin line between supporting education and rewarding law-breaking. Admittedly, the governor didn’t argue the case well when he said opponents of this policy “don’t have a heart.” (He’s since recanted that statement.)...
  • Rick Perry's Prime Directive: Destroy Cain

    10/23/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 219 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 5:00 pm on October 23, 2011
    The Iowa caucuses are now just 72 days away. Once Iowans vote on Jan. 3, the 2012 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination ceases to be about debates and gaffes and spin, and begins to be about actual results. This week’s uproar over Herman Cain’s CNN interview with Piers Morgan will likely be a distant and irrelevant memory by Jan. 3. Despite Cain’s rhetorical difficulty in consistently articulating a pro-life position, his bona fides on the issue have long been established, as demonstrated in 2006 when he led a $1 million effort to encourage black voters to vote pro-life. What...
  • "Paging Dr. Perry, paging Dr. Perry, there is an outbreak of heartlessness”

    10/20/2011 3:24:44 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When Texas Governor Rick Perry first uttered his now famous remark about those who are against in state tuition for illegal aliens being “heartless” he was surging in the polls. He looked like the conservative White Knight that would slay Willard the Evil RINO. No one had any real idea of how much harm he had done to himself or how quickly his stance on the issues would cause him to fade to black. Perry has literally fallen from front runner to single digit “also ran” in a matter of weeks. Over the years we have seen candidates who few...
  • 'World News' Political Insights: Money Race Points to Two-Man GOP Race (Romney, Perry)

    10/16/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT · by Clairity · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | RICK KLEIN
    Fundraising figures released over the weekend demonstrate that only two Republican candidates -- Mitt Romney and Rick Perry -- enter the dash to the nomination with both the financial support and the campaign infrastructure that equip them fully to compete. And the Obama campaign -- eager to ensure that no candidates get free rides in the primaries -- has already begun making assumptions about whom President Obama is likely to face in the general election. That means Romney is coming under pressure from both sides, even as he seeks to consolidate Republican support early in the process. Before we get...
  • Tuesday’s Republican debate will save Perry’s campaign, or end it

    10/10/2011 4:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Yahoo! News' The Ticket ^ | October 10, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    The Republican presidential candidates will gather for their second televised debate in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, when Bloomberg and the Washington Post host a forum centered entirely on the economy. The back and forth on policy at the debate could be overshadowed by a bigger storyline: Can Rick Perry use the event to turn his turn his campaign around? Perry, the governor of Texas, has lost his position as the front-runner in 2012 polls in recent weeks, amid criticism over his uneven debate performances. His position on Social Security, which he's described as a "Ponzi scheme" and a "monstrous...
  • Illegal students face obstacles even after College

    10/07/2011 1:21:16 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2011 | staff
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce. But students who are not here legally may still face a major obstacle even with the benefit of a college degree: Many have no immediate pathway to legal status and, under current federal immigration law, employers cannot legally hire them. "I know of students who have graduated magna cum laude and top honors in their colleges, but right...
  • Perry on in-state tuition for illegals: How else were they supposed to pay for it?

    10/01/2011 10:43:51 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 214 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/2/11 | Allahpundit
    Matt Lewis says he’s improving on this issue. I guess, but that’s mainly because after you’ve tried to win over voters by calling them heartless, there’s really nowhere to go but up. A scene from New Hampshire this morning: “We have, for decades, had a federal government that has absolutely failed in its constitutional duty to defend our border,” Perry said. “I’m a governor. I don’t have the pleasure of standing on the stage and criticizing. I have to deal with these issues,” he later added. Perry continued, “In 2001, we had this choice: Are we going to kick these...
  • In-state tuition for undocumented students part of Bachmann's past, too

    10/01/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT · by shield · 77 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | 26th September 2011 | Catharine Richert
    In one of the more heated moments of the Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fla., last week, several of the candidates took turns criticizing Texas Gov. Rick Perry for giving undocumented immigrants college tuition breaks. "If you say that we should not educate children that have come into our state for no other reason that they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," he said, defending the bill he signed in 2001 that allows undocumented students who've graduated from a Texas high school and who have lived there for three years...
  • Perry: I shouldn’t have called people heartless for opposing in-state tuition for illegals

    09/28/2011 3:40:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Newsmax, skip to 5:25 for evidence that his wife was right when she told Iowans this morning that he’ll be better prepared for the next debate. He’s smoother this time, emphasizing that it’s a highly bipartisan position in Texas and notably avoiding any insinuations about how evil those wingnuts in his base are. (Also: No rambling about saving a pretzel for the gas jets.) He might also note at the next debate that he’s hardly alone among prominent Republicans in backing the idea: In 2001, Perry signed the first state law in the country that allowed the children of...
  • Illegal immigrants getting in-state tuition for Texas colleges rises (Old but worth reading)

    09/26/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT · by texas_mrs · 42 replies
    DALLASNEWS.COM ^ | March 15, 2010 | KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH
    The number of illegal immigrant college students paying in-state tuition and receiving financial aid at Texas' public colleges and universities continues to climb, according to state higher education records. During the fall semester, 12,138 students - about 1 percent of all Texas college students - benefited from the state law granting in-state tuition, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Most of the immigrants among those students are illegal, and some others are not legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Texas awarded about $33.6 million in state and institutional financial aid to those students between fall 2004 and summer...
  • Act two of the California Dream Act

    08/26/2011 1:06:45 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies
    KPCC ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | Leslie Berestein Rojas
    A key California state Senate committee approved AB 131 on Thursday, paving the way for the bill to move forward in the state Senate. The bill, part of the two-bill package known as the California Dream Act, would allow college students who are illegal immigrants and qualify for in-state tuition to apply for Cal Grants and other public financial aid. Governor Jerry Brown signed a companion bill last month which would allow undocumented students to apply for private aid. But based on his statements during an editorial board meeting with the Fresno Bee last week, the Governor, citing concerns over...
  • Md. elections officials looking at complaint on tuition petition

    06/11/2011 6:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Wagner
    The Maryland State Board of Elections said Friday that is looking into concerns about the potential for fraud with the online petition-gathering system being used by opponents of a new law that grants college tuition breaks to in-state illegal immigrants. In a May 31 letter to elections officials, the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland asks for a review of the online system’s legality. The group MDPetitions.com is using the system to mount what appears to be a highly effective campaign to put the new law on hold. If the group collects 55,736 valid signatures — or 3 percent of...
  • Senate Passes In-State Tuition Bill For Children Of "Undocumented Immigrants"

    05/25/2011 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 21 replies
    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. After a lengthy filibuster by Republican opponents, the state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. The vote was 21-14.
  • In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is preserved with California Supreme Court ruling [Updated]

    11/15/2010 11:06:45 AM PST · by Hoodat · 71 replies
    LA Times ^ | 15 NOV 2010 | Maura Dolan
    The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel's more conservative members, the state high court said a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate does not conflict with a federal prohibition on giving illegal immigrants educational benefits based on residency.California is one of...
  • A&M senate approves bill against in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (Video)

    11/04/2010 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 40 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA ^ | November 4, 2010 at 10:22 AM | CYNTHIA VEGA
    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...
  • Lawsuit targets Nebraska's immigrant-tuition law

    01/25/2010 2:44:59 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 6 replies · 441+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 1-25-2010 | Margery Beck
    A Kansas attorney has filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of Nebraska's 2006 law that allows some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. Kris Kobach filed the lawsuit Monday in Jefferson County District Court on behalf of several Nebraskans. The lawsuit names the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and other state college boards as defendants. The state law passed in 2005 deals with students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally. To be eligible for in-state tuition, the students must have graduated from Nebraska high schools, lived in the state for at least three years and be...
  • Repeal of immigrant tuition bill draws support from state senators

    12/28/2009 8:16:14 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 13 replies · 825+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 12-27-2009 | Jean Ortiz
    Nebraska lawmakers are set to again consider repealing a law that offers tuition breaks to some illegal immigrants, and the looming debate is already drawing support. A majority of lawmakers participating in an Associated Press pre-session survey say they support rescinding the offer made after lawmakers fought to override Gov. Dave Heineman's veto to pass the law in 2006. Of the 33 senators responding to the survey, 18 said they support repealing the measure, while six said they don't. Eight said they're unsure. One senator, Amanda McGill of Lincoln, didn't check an answer, but offered a comment asking for more...
  • In state tuition for illegal aliens: why are American students being forced to subsidize illegals?

    12/10/2009 6:03:55 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 8 replies · 515+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | December 10, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In-state tuition rates for illegals attending State Universities are a lingering headache from the Bush era. It forces struggling young Americans to subsidize the very people who are forcing them out of their own classroom seats. Even states with high unemployment and rising tuition rates are offering this benefit to their illegal aliens in violating federal law: Title 8, Chapter 14, Section1623 stipulating only legal resident Americans and/or legal resident aliens can receive this benefit. Across the country state university systems that are offering this expensive benefit are raising tuition’s begging the question: why are American college students being forced...
  • Giving Illegals the Waive

    08/04/2009 10:34:23 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 496+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 4, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Giving Illegals the Waive by: Bethany Stotts, August 04, 2009 On July 23, the Texas Attorney General wrote the state House of Representatives to explain why Texas provides in-state tuition to illegal aliens. He argued that a) the federal government doesn’t define “postsecondary education benefit” and b) the courts have yet to decide on this issue. Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 holds that “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State...
  • Bailing Out Illegals

    07/10/2009 6:29:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,251+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 10, 2009
    Illegal Immigration: As California issues IOUs to its citizens, another ballot proposition may be brewing to cut off benefits that are draining the state budget. From education to welfare to crime, the cupboard is bare.California is a leader in both government debt and the sanctuary city movement. But as its citizens seek shelter from the economic storm, the question has arisen anew whether its non-citizens and the better life they want takes precedence over its citizens and the better life they are entitled to. In this mother of all recessions, it's getting harder to argue that illegal aliens are here...
  • Students sue for tuition parity with California illegals

    05/14/2009 11:34:31 AM PDT · by JZelle · 42 replies · 2,131+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-14-09 | Nedra Pickler
    Students from 19 states yesterday filed a class-action lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from California officials for charging them significantly more than illegal aliens pay to attend state-run colleges. The 42 plaintiffs say California state lawmakers and the University of California board of regents 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 U.S. citizens. California has a "unique" statute barring discrimination on the basis of geographic origin, said lead attorney Michael J. Brady. Some students in the...
  • Colleges Push Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants

    04/21/2009 11:58:50 AM PDT · by kellynla · 29 replies · 1,382+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Hope Yen
    Wading into the politically charged immigration debate, a group of colleges and universities is urging Congress to give illegal immigrants tuition aid and a path to citizenship in light of efforts in several states to block them. The College Board, made up of 5,000 schools and best known for its SAT college admission tests, released a report Tuesday that cites a need for federal legislation that would open up in-state college tuition, financial aid and legal status to many illegal immigrants in the U.S. Speaking publicly on the issue for the first time, the board is making its push after...
  • In New Jersey, Bills Offering In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrants Face a Fight

    04/19/2009 7:28:32 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    New York Times | April 19, 2009 | Kirk Semple
    ... A blue-ribbon panel convened by Gov. Jon S. Corzine to study immigration matters unanimously supported the proposal [to allow illegal immigrants in New Jersey to pay in-state college tuition] in a report issued last month, and the governor has also endorsed the idea. Meanwhile, a new, more liberal wind blows in Washington. But even the most hopeful immigrant advocates in New Jersey concede that these developments may not be enough to push the proposal, which is outlined in several bills, through the State Legislature, particularly during a recession and in a year in which the governor and the entire...
  • 'Tuition equity' bill fails in Senate (illegals)

    04/07/2009 6:43:00 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 22 replies · 680+ views
    Denver Post ^ | April 6, 2009 | Tim Hoover
    The Colorado Senate today narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants in-state tuition after five Democrats joined with Republicans to vote against it...Sen. Chris Romer, Denver Democrat who sponsored the bill, said it was hard for some lawmakers to support the bill in the current tough economic times....,adding that he would try to bring the legislation back next year. The bill would have allowed any student who had attended a Colorado high school for at least three years...to attend public colleges and universities at the in-state tuition rate, regardless of their immigration status.... Republicans argued that the...
  • In-state tuition dangles in reach of illegal immigrants

    03/01/2009 8:40:37 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 1,215+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/01/2009 | Tim Hoover
    A bill to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for in-state college tuition may have the best chance of passing in years because of the support of some key Colorado Republican businessmen. The latest effort, pushed by state Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, would allow illegal immigrants ... to get the in-state tuition rate at state colleges and universities, which would save the undocumented students thousands of dollars. The bill is scheduled to get its first committee hearing Thursday. A bill passed last year clarified that U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants are Colorado residents and thus eligible for in-state tuition. Romer's bill...
  • Freep a Poll! (should illegals get in state tuition? Colorado )

    02/01/2009 1:02:11 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies · 839+ views
    kdvr.com ^ | 1-31-09 | KDVR
    A Colorado lawmaker is proposing giving in-state college tuition to all Colorado high school students, including illegal immigrants. What do you think of the proposal? I agree. The more kids going to college the better. I disagree. Illegal immigrants should not get in-state tuition I don't care either way
  • Well-educated and undocumented(open borders barf)

    12/09/2008 8:21:51 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 9 replies · 532+ views
    OCRegister.com ^ | 12-6-2008 | Jessica Terrell
    Carried into the United States in her mother's arms, Maria became a criminal when she was just over 2-weeks-old. Of course, she did not know that at the time. Maria found out that she was an illegal immigrant when she began applying to colleges at 17, and told herself that if she was unable to gain U.S. citizenship by the time she was 30, she would leave the country forever. Now 22-years-old and a graduate student at Cal State Fullerton, Maria, who is still undocumented, said that she tries not to think about her lack of citizenship and the obstacles...
  • Obama: Let childern of illegals attend comm. college.

    09/30/2008 11:50:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 32 replies · 946+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9-30-08 | staff
    Barack Obama suggested this weekend that children of illegal immigrants should have an opportunity to attend community colleges. In an interview with WUNC this weekend, the Democratic presidential candidate said children who attend public schools should have the chance to continue to improve themselves. "For us to deny them access to community college, even though they've never lived in Mexico, at least as far as they can tell ... is to deny that this is how we've always built this country up," he said. The campaign of Republican John McCain issued a statement saying he was opposed to providing benefits...
  • Undocumented students' college aid in jeopardy

    09/16/2008 3:41:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 253+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | September 16, 2008 | Tanya Schevitz
    A state appellate court has put a financial cloud over the future of tens of thousands of undocumented California college students, saying a state law that grants them the same heavily subsidized tuition rate that is given to resident students is in conflict with federal law. In a ruling reached Monday, the state Court of Appeal reversed a lower court's decision that there were no substantial legal issues and sent the case back to the Yolo County Superior Court for trial. "It has a huge impact," said Kris Kobach, an attorney for the plaintiffs and a law professor at the...
  • Suit: Why Do Illegal Immigrants Pay Lower Tuition?[CA]

    09/16/2008 11:43:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 17 replies · 198+ views
    AP ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | AP
    A state appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging a policy that allows some illegal immigrants to pay lower in-state tuition to attend California's public colleges and universities. The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento said Monday that a lower court erred in dismissing the suit brought by 42 students who paid far more to attend college because they were out-of-state residents. At issue is a 2002 law that made any California high school graduate who attended at least three years of high school in the state eligible for in-state fee breaks, regardless of immigration status.
  • Mark Warner’s Haunting Record (Supported in state tuition rates for illegal aliens)

    09/11/2008 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 169+ views
    http://www.bvbl.net ^ | 12 September 2007 | By Greg L
    As Governor, Mark Warner vetoed legislation that would have prohibited public colleges in Virginia from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens, using the same goofy line that Brian Moran thought was so important to deliver that he skipped a committee meeting on mental health commitment procedures. “Gov. Mark Warner vetoed legislation Wednesday that would prohibit public colleges from offering in-state tuition rates to undocumented aliens, saying the legislation would inflame anti-immigrant sentiments and have ‘no substantive effect.’”[1]
  • Looking for Info on In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens (Vanity)

    06/11/2008 11:31:45 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 2 replies · 85+ views
    5-11-2008 | Stan Sipple
    The Nebraska Legislature approved in-state tuition for illegal aliens in 2006. The University of Nebraska reported that about 3 dozen students participated in the program last year. According to the msm and the University everything is great, of course the students "fear" of deportation distracts them from getting straight-As. Does anyone have research or results from other states on how these programs have worked?
  • Immigration debate overshadows military tuition bill

    04/10/2008 9:57:18 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 75+ views
    journalstar.com ^ | 4-9-2008 | Nancy Hicks
    Though an immigration bill didn’t make it to the full Legislature this year, the issue was debated Wednesday as senators discussed a National Guard education-related bill. Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers used the time to correct the record. Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford used the time to point out the importance immigration will have in legislative races. And Lincoln Sen. DiAnna Schimek used the time to encourage Congress to work out a humane and compassionate solution for the immigrant issue. Twenty-eight students — illegal immigrants because their parents brought them illegally to the U.S. — attend University of Nebraska campuses and pay...
  • Arizona Law Takes a Toll on Nonresident Students

    01/27/2008 10:16:06 AM PST · by Knutsdatter · 29 replies · 169+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/27/08 | Jesse McKinley
    PHOENIX — When Marco Carrillo, went to meet with his college counselor, her major worry about his future had little to do with his SAT scores or essay or extracurricular activities. It had to do with his citizenship. Such questions have become commonplace in Arizona, where voters passed a 2006 referendum, Proposition 300, that forbids college students who cannot prove they are legal residents from receiving state financial assistance. The law does not forbid nonlegal residents from attending college or require colleges to report them to the authorities. . . .supporters said the law would save the state millions of...
  • Video: When a Leader Appears

    01/26/2008 8:34:58 PM PST · by unspun · 14 replies · 145+ views
    TeamHuckabee ^ | 1-26-2008 | WarrenPiece1
    A brand new WarrenPiece1 video -- Go Mike! http://www.mikehuckabee.com/?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_id=1276
  • Fair shake on tuition

    01/22/2008 2:06:26 PM PST · by businessprofessor · 13 replies · 54+ views
    State Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, wants to end some of the uncertainty that may surround young adults in Colorado who are U.S. citizens and qualify for in-state tuition - but whose parents are in the country illegally. Senate Bill 79 would help remedy one of the unintended consequences of a 2006 law that was meant to tackle illegal immigration. It would give students the legal standing to establish residency without exposing their parents to added scrutiny. Students could then receive the significant financial benefit of in-state tuition without risking getting their own parents into trouble with immigration authorities. ...
  • Huckabee Hedges on Aid for Illegals (Must read)

    12/02/2007 12:10:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 1,311+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 2, 2007 | Teddy Davis
    New Iowa Leader Criticized by for Indecision on Federal Student Aid. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who backed in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, hedged Sunday on whether illegal immigrants who have gone to school in the United States should become eligible for federal student aid such as Pell grants and subsidized federal student loans. "I'm not sure that I would support that," Huckabee told ABC News, "it was a different program in Arkansas." Huckabee's failure to take a clear position on federal student aid while appearing on ABC News' "This Week with George...
  • Romney Assails Giuliani, Huckabee on Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants

    11/13/2007 5:04:57 PM PST · by tompster76 · 40 replies · 61+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | AP/Fox News
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, seeking to protect his lead and fend off challenges from rivals in this early-voting state, assailed Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee over supporting tuition breaks and broader sanctuary for illegal immigrants or their children. The former Massachusetts governor singled out two of his Republican opponents and likened them to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying Tuesday: "There are those people in both parties who are in a sanctuary state of mind, who believe in sanctuary cities, who believe in policies which are sanctuary in nature." In campaign appearances and advertisements in...
  • Appeals court upholds Kansas law granting some illegal immigrants in-state tuition status

    08/31/2007 12:55:26 PM PDT · by sheana · 22 replies · 635+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 31, 2007 | staff
    DENVER: A group of students paying higher out-of-state tuition to attend college in Kansas cannot challenge a state law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay lower in-state tuition, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling, issued Thursday, dealt only with whether the plaintiffs could challenge the 2004 Kansas law and did not address the merits of the law. A trial judge in Kansas had ruled the students lacked standing to challenge the law because they did not face a "concrete and imminent" injury. A three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed in its ruling Thursday