Skip to comments.Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )
Posted on 01/27/2013 10:49:46 AM PST by george76
DENVER Once again cheers and applause erupted under the golden dome when a bill to award in-state tuition to illegal immigrants was passed Thursday by the Senate Education Committee on a 6-3 vote. The aye votes were cast by five Democrats and a Republican state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs.
We have a great piece of legislation that will finally garner bipartisan support in the general assembly, declared state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo), a sponsor of Senate Bill 33.
Its the seventh attempt over the past 11 years to pass a bill granting in-state tuition to illegal students. SB 33 is sponsored by Giron and Denver Democrats state Sen. Michael Johnston, state Rep. Crisanta Duran and state Rep. Angela Williams.
Based on the estimated 500 illegal students per year, the state fund subsidy would be a minimum of $930,000 in the first year, and more than $1.4 million in subsequent years as enrollment climbs.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecoloradoobserver.com ...
Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens on the basis of residence within the Stateunless the same in-state rates are offered to all citizens of the United States. Today, 12 states are circumventing this federal law, and the legal arguments offered to justify such actions are untenable...
Bill granting in state tuition to illegal students,unless white or European.
Some wacky legislation — are the politicians all stoned??
Such state policies not only violate federal law; they also:
Encourage more illegal immigration;
Are fundamentally unfair to students from out-of-state who are U.S. citizens; and
Force taxpayers to subsidize the education of illegals.
Helping the illegals to vote early & often for Democrats.
If colorado, illinois, california, and other states want to finance illegals invading their states, the I say cut off all federal funding, and tell them to send the bill to mexico.
Federal law passed in 1996 prohibits illegal aliens from receiving in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher education. Specifically, Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (Title 8, Chapter 14, Sec. 1623(a)) states: "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."
Several states -- Texas, California, New York, Utah, Illinois, Washington, Nebraska, New Mexico, Maryland (community colleges), Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Kansas -- have passed state laws providing in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens who have attended high school in the state for three or more years. Similar legislation is pending in Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. (Connecticut also passed such a law, but the governor vetoed it.) The Nevada system of higher education does not consider immigration status for in-state tuition, but does require it for a state-sponsored scholarship. Also, some schools in Georgia provide in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. The Texas law also allows illegal aliens to receive state student financial aid.
Spanish only eh...What about the Africans, Asians, Muslims....
Liberals only use law when it fits their agenda.
Meanwhile, military see health benefits cut
“Have a heart, America”- Rick Perry
An illegal alien should be given nothing. Not even allowed to attend.
Absolute national suicide.
Nope. They are socialist collaborators.
“Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens on the basis of residence within the Stateunless the same in-state rates are offered to all citizens of the United States.”
You nailed it. These stupid politicians don’t realize that if you give the in-state rate to illegals, you must also give it to out-of-state US citizens.
Virginia REPUBLICANS are trying to pass this same law, and if enacted, will result in a loss of $400,000,000 out of state tuition income when they have to match the rate given to illegals.
When these states pass these laws, like Maryland just did, the out-of-state students need to file a lawsuit. It is a slam dunk winner. Then watch these pandering legislators try to come up with the hundreds of millions of dollars shortfalls.
Not even a jail sentence or deportation papers?
It’s not a “tuition break” for anybody - it’s a bill sent to Colorado taxpayers for the education of foreigners.
We’re starting the planning stages of our move to Wyoming.
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