18 States Offer In-State Tuition For Illegals… And Legal Residents Are Not Happy About That

Authored by Cabot Phillips via Campus Reform,

The Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that colleges in Georgia are not required to admit illegal immigrant students. 

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The decision further sparked a national conversation about the rights of Dreamers, as well as the legality of offering them in-state tuition benefits, which usually allow students attending college in their home states to pay far less than their peers from different states.

Citing US Code 1623, which states that anyone who is not legally a citizen cannot be entitled to any benefit that is denied to a citizen of the United States, some have questioned whether those here illegally should be offered in-state tuition rates that aren’t available to other students who are citizens. Currently, 18 states, offer some form of a pathway for in-state tuition to those living here illegally.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 18 states — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington — offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrant students. Two more states — Oklahoma and Rhode Island — offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrant students, pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

So, what do college students think?

Is it fair for those who are here illegally to have access to in-state tuition? Campus Reform spoke to students all day at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas, and not one student said that doesn’t seem right.

“Why do they get to pay less when I’ve got to pay more?” one student said…

…while another added, “What do you get for living here all your life legally instead of coming here illegally? I just don’t think that’s fair.”

Another student echoed that sentiment, saying, “that’s disappointing because I did quite a bit to earn my college.”


via zerohedge

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  1. If the LEGAL CITIZENS in those states have any smarts then they’ll force their legislators, governors, and Senators out of office that voted for such an unfair practice!

    1. Senators like Marco Rubio of Florida who have connections to immigrants from Cuba , both legal and illegal would vote for this kind of crap. Vote them OUT OF OFFICE.

    2. The USA has been ruined from within. When illegal behavior is treated better than legal behavior, why ever behave legally?

  2. Tax dollars should not be spent on ILLEGALS in America, Illegals should be rounded up and removed but the new world order of muslim socialist party aka democrats rather do for the Illegals and nothing for American these is TREASON and the they all should be arrested and tried for TREASON/TERRORISM for that what TREASON leads to

  3. Wow, 2 comments, I would think this would be on FIRE!!…………..Nobody seemed to know about it either, sounds like State governments is hiding the fact, If I were a student or a students parent, I would be ALL over this, but you can bet I WILL BE CALLING OUR STATE GOVERNERS OFFICE!!

  4. This is a stab in the back for every American. This should never be allowed. We should not give anything to illegal aliens except a trip back from where they came from.

  5. If I was a student living in Idaho and attending a college in Washington, and knew that illegal aliens were getting in state tuition while I have to pay much higher out of state tuition, I would be thinking of lying about my status. This is something the democrates want to do to just get more votes for future elections. Look illegals at what the democratic party can do for you. You are more important than american citizens. Less face it, many illegals cannot speak or understand English, yet are given drivers licenses, allowed to vote, given many more benefits than our own citizens that are struggling to exist. We need to have congress pay attention to legal citizens and build the wall. I will never vote for a democrat again because they are changing America to be a 3rd world country. What would happen if we were to enter a foreign country without a passport, money, or knowlege of their language- arrested, deported or shot- not welcomed with open arms and not given better benefits than their own residents.

  6. Right, it just ain’t right. It has got to be better if you are illegal. Not fair to stutents or parent paying the tuition.

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