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Tuition Break for Illegal Immigrants Clears First Hurdle ( Colorado )
The Colorado Observer. ^ | January 25, 2013 | Leslie Jorgensen

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.

It’s 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.

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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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: academia; dream; dreamact; illegal; illegalimmigrants; illegals; immigrants; school; schools; taxes; taxpayers; tuition

1 posted on 01/27/2013 10:49:54 AM PST by george76
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To: metmom; neverdem

Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens “on the basis of residence within the State”—unless 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...

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/11/providing-in-state-tuition-for-illegal-aliens-a-violation-of-federal-law


2 posted on 01/27/2013 10:51:54 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Bill granting in state tuition to illegal students,unless white or European.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 10:54:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: george76

Some wacky legislation — are the politicians all stoned??


4 posted on 01/27/2013 10:55:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Vaduz; LucyT

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.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 10:57:36 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Colorado spends 2$B on illegal welfare and blackmails the taxpayers into raising taxes to cover grade school funding. Now they want to squander more money so they can raise taxes again. These people are thieves that see a dollar that is not theirs and scheme to collect it as a “tax”.
6 posted on 01/27/2013 11:02:11 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Helping the illegals to vote early & often for Democrats.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 11:02:51 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





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8 posted on 01/27/2013 11:04:03 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: george76

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.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 11:07:52 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: george76
Additional info however not sure how up to date it is:

CLICK

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.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:16:09 AM PST by deport
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To: george76

Spanish only eh...What about the Africans, Asians, Muslims....


11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:16:29 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: george76

Liberals only use law when it fits their agenda.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:26:10 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Meanwhile, military see health benefits cut


13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:27:59 AM PST by notaliberal (Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: george76; Liz; AuntB; South40

“Have a heart, America”- Rick Perry


14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:34:11 AM PST by TADSLOS ( "I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."-George Mason)
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To: george76

An illegal alien should be given nothing. Not even allowed to attend.

Absolute national suicide.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 11:42:57 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Some wacky legislation — are the politicians all stoned??

Nope. They are socialist collaborators.

16 posted on 01/27/2013 11:47:26 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: george76

“Federal law prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens “on the basis of residence within the State”—unless 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.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 11:51:11 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Andrei Bulba
An illegal alien should be given nothing.

Oh yeah??!!

Not even a jail sentence or deportation papers?

18 posted on 01/27/2013 11:58:03 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: george76

It’s not a “tuition break” for anybody - it’s a bill sent to Colorado taxpayers for the education of foreigners.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 1:49:17 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

We’re starting the planning stages of our move to Wyoming.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 6:01:31 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: Jack Hammer

We’re starting the planning stages of our move to Wyoming.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 6:01:54 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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