The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibits access to in-state tuition benefits by undocumented students (section 8 USC 1623) It reads “…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…”
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Arizona's mandatory E-Verify law, we at NumbersUSA have heard a modest but steady stream of comments from people questioning if it wouldn't be better to skip having a national E-Verify law and stick with state laws to push illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs.
Senate Republicans tonight stood unanimously with unemployed American workers in voting for a long-term extension of E-Verify to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs. However, all but 7 Democratic votes were for continuing a series of months-long extensions to keep the future of E-Verify in doubt. And that was enough for a 50-47 majority to table Sen. Sessions' latest attempt to assure states and businesses that the federal government will continue to provide this essential program for opening American jobs for American workers. But in this temporary defeat, we see many signs of winning the battle. I'll tell you the reasons -- and which Senators were the biggest disappointments. . . .