Skip to comments.Undocumented students' college aid in jeopardy
Posted on 09/16/2008 3:41:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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 University Missouri at Kansas City. "This is going to bring a halt to the law that has been giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
He said it is a big win for California taxpayers who have been subsidizing education for undocumented immigrants. [snip]
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Awww Ah feel their pain. LOL
El tough-o hop-o......
When this hits the local paper , the mierda in gonna hit the tortilla
Hard cheese. Go home if you don't like it.
I am correct in remembering that this Federal Law (that the CA one conradicts) dates from 1998 - signed into law by the Slick Meister?
The SF paper missed out giving a complete reference to the Federal Law...
If I were an international student, I would skip California public universities entirely for this very reason. Foreign residents who go through the legal process to study in the U.S. do not get this subsidy and are exempt from all federal, state, and institutional aid.
The message is clear: flagrantly violate the law and get a reward, follow the law and be forced to subsidize those who violate the law.
No sympathy here. GO HOME!
"an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State... for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit."
Sec. 1623. Limitation on eligibility for preferential treatment of aliens not lawfully present on basis of residence for higher education benefits
(a) In general
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 (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.
(b) Effective date
This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1, 1998."
Their financial future in the U.S. is supposed to be cloudy. In fact, it's supposed to be downright dark, as in non-existent.
Time to go home, undocumentados. Lots of wonderful universities there, so I'm told. And everyone speaks Spanish! No more ESL classes....great, huh?
And maybe our kids will get the damn schooling we paid for.
“”It’s very shocking. It worries me,” said Gesel, 25, a community college student who already works to afford to go to school part-time at West Valley College in Saratoga. “It would affect how many courses I take. I’m saving money now to go to a four-year school, but if I had to pay as an (out-of-state) student, I couldn’t do it.”
Gesel, who declined to give her last name because of her immigration status, has lived in California since she was 9 but is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico with no path to legal status under current immigration laws. “
how the heck is she working? fake id? stolen id?
She took a Matricula Consular to the Department of
Mexican Voters Motor Vehicles, got a perfectly legitimate CA DL, a voter registration card and a form to permanently register for absentee ballots.
You don't need an ID for some lines of work.
“undocumented California college student”
And bank robberies are “unauthorized cash withdrawls.”
This new ruling is clearly correct and just. Community organizers all over California will yell it’s a “racist” decision.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Good. Its bad enough when we turn a blind eye to criminals but its a lot worse when we actively coddle them and reward them for lawbreaking.
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