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okoye35chiefs
11-20-2012, 06:49 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Deval Patrick has instructed state colleges and universities to allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates to attend state colleges and universities.

In a letter sent Monday to the Board of Higher Education, Patrick said immigrants who obtain a work permit through a new federal program instituted by President Barack Obama would be eligible to pay the lower rates. Those rates cut in half the annual tuition to attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, for instance.

The governor told reporters the directive is in line with an existing state policy that allows people with work permits and valid Massachusetts residency to qualify for in-state tuition. But he said it was only a first step toward comprehensive immigration reform.

It wasn't immediately known how many immigrants might benefit from the Massachusetts program.

:doh!:

Mile High Mania
11-20-2012, 06:53 AM
You'll be shocked to see this list...

"By his count, 12 states have laws allowing illegal immigrants to claim state residency and pay in-state tuition; this month, Maryland became the first to adopt such a law by popular vote. The others are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/us/illegal-immigrants-to-pay-in-state-tuition-at-mass-state-colleges.html?_r=0

okoye35chiefs
11-20-2012, 08:10 AM
You'll be shocked to see this list...

"By his count, 12 states have laws allowing illegal immigrants to claim state residency and pay in-state tuition; this month, Maryland became the first to adopt such a law by popular vote. The others are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/us/illegal-immigrants-to-pay-in-state-tuition-at-mass-state-colleges.html?_r=0

yes I am!!!

:mad:

blaise
11-20-2012, 08:13 AM
Their state, their money, their voters.

mlyonsd
11-20-2012, 08:15 AM
Their state, their money, their voters. This

T-post Tom
11-20-2012, 09:12 AM
If the schools are down on enrollment, then it's money in their coffers. If the students are paying out of their pocket (family's pocket)...win/win. (Assuming work permit, etc.) They should only be allowed to attend if they're not displacing a U.S. citizen, either in-state or out-of-state.

BUT: IN NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM SHOULD THEY RECEIVE ONE CENT OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO FUND THEIR EDUCATION. AND THEY SHOULD NOT RECEIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IN ADMISSION BASED ON THEIR ETHNICITY. PERIOD.

BucEyedPea
11-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Their state, their money, their voters.

So long as they don't then require federal funds to make up for any shortfall.
This type of thing is usually hidden or not found out until later. Like Romneycare being bailed out with Medicaid funds.

T-post Tom
11-20-2012, 09:18 AM
You'll be shocked to see this list...

Kansas,Oklahoma

The Beef industry needs cheap labor. Keep the working parents anchored with college opportunities for their kids.

dirk digler
11-20-2012, 09:27 AM
As long as their are basing it on the DREAM Act EO I don't have a huge problem with this. Those kids are pretty much Americans anyway.

craneref
11-21-2012, 03:36 AM
yet children of military don't always get in-state tuition if they are in state because their parent has been stationed there? I know that when my daughter went to school in California they were not going to let her pay in-state tuition until she pulled out her state income tax form, luckily she had a job and paid state taxes or she would have had to pay out of state tuition.

ROYC75
11-23-2012, 12:25 PM
You'll be shocked to see this list...

"By his count, 12 states have laws allowing illegal immigrants to claim state residency and pay in-state tuition; this month, Maryland became the first to adopt such a law by popular vote. The others are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/us/illegal-immigrants-to-pay-in-state-tuition-at-mass-state-colleges.html?_r=0

If they are here illegal, they shouldn't get anything. Nadda, zilch.

Go through the process and get legal citizenship and START PAYING TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US.

DonInDenver
11-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Shoot'em where they stand!

KC native
11-23-2012, 07:51 PM
Shoot'em where they stand!

Shitty donger mult is shitty.

ClevelandBronco
11-23-2012, 09:49 PM
Because this subject may or may not focus on – or at least mention, hint at or otherwise imply involvement with – people who may or may not be members of different racial, cultural or heritage groups than I, I no longer have any opinion at all on this subject. My mind and my conscience are pristine.

cdcox
11-23-2012, 10:35 PM
Given that illegals are going to be in this country, it is better for every one if those who have the academic ability become educated than not, especially in the STEM disciplines, The whole US economy will be more productive with a better educated more diverse workforce. The US would be better off if we quit worrying about how the pie is divided and focus on making the whole pie bigger.

lewdog
11-23-2012, 10:39 PM
Given that illegals are going to be in this country, it is better for every one if those who have the academic ability become educated than not, especially in the STEM disciplines, The whole US economy will be more productive with a better educated more diverse workforce. The US would be better off if we quit worrying about how the pie is divided and focus on making the whole pie bigger.

But the hard working illegals are going to take the good jobs from the lazy Americans once they are educated.

RedNeckRaider
11-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Because this subject may or may not focus on or at least mention, hint at or otherwise imply involvement with people who may or may not be members of different racial, cultural or heritage groups than I, I no longer have any opinion at all on this subject. My mind and my conscience are pristine.

LMAO

kstater
11-26-2012, 02:56 PM
If they are here illegal, they shouldn't get anything. Nadda, zilch.

Go through the process and get legal citizenship and START PAYING TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US.

You mean like having work visas?