Lifting ban on illegal immigrants ma...

Lifting ban on illegal immigrants may profit colleges

There are 4 comments on the www.fayobserver.com story from Apr 19, 2009, titled Lifting ban on illegal immigrants may profit colleges. In it, www.fayobserver.com reports that:

“This thing is a political setup to provide cover for politicians,” Gheen said, “since approximately 80 percent of North Carolina’s voters do not want illegals in our colleges at all.”

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1 Apr 19, 2009
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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."

That means if you give in-state tuition to illegal aliens,then you have to give it to anyone else,which includes legal immigrants and students from other states!

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#2 Apr 19, 2009
Cricket 23 wrote:
Quote:
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."
That means if you give in-state tuition to illegal aliens,then you have to give it to anyone else,which includes legal immigrants and students from other states!
Exactly...and I don't see any of these groups rallying around for citizens or legal residents to be given in-state tuition no matter where someone goes. The idea is absurd.
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#3 Apr 19, 2009
It may profit colleges but it will sink America at a faster rate. We just killed this measure temporarily in Arkansas. Everyone from law enforcement on down seems to be looking at this from the view of what can I get out of it...nto what is this going to do to our country or our state?
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Apr 19, 2009
thats should be instead of what is it going to do to our country.

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