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Rep. Gosar Introduces Legislation to Block In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens

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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would block states from giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. Under federal law, it’s illegal for states to grant a benefit to illegal aliens that can’t be accessed by all U.S. citizens, but still, a number of states have passed laws that allow illegal aliens to receive the in-state tuition benefit.

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Tenn. State Senator Drops In-State Tuition Bill for Illegal Aliens

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Tennessee state senator Todd Gardenhire, a first-term Republican from Chattanooga, withdrew legislation he sponsored that would have extended taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition to illegal aliens. Gardenshire said he doesn’t have enough support to get his bill through the Senate or House this year.

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Bill Offering Partial Tuition Waivers to Illegal Aliens Passes Florida House

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Legislation passed the Florida House that would give illegal-alien students partial tuition waivers enabling them to pay the same in-state tuition rates as Florida residents. The measure now heads to the Senate where related legislation already squeaked by one committee.

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DACA Recipients Sue Georgia, Virginia to Get In-State Tuition

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Illegal aliens in Georgia and Virginia are suing higher education agencies in their states to win access to taxpayer-subsidized in-state tuition rates. The illegal aliens claim they are eligible for the lower rates because they were granted a two-year stay of deportation under the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) Arrivals program.

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N.J. In-State Tuition Bill Moves Closer to Gov. Christie's Desk

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A bill being considered in the New Jersey legislature that would allow illegal-alien students who meet certain requirements to receive in-state tuition rates and access to financial aid at state universities and colleges cleared its final hurdle before it will move to the Assembly floor for a final vote. If passed by the Assembly, which is expected, it will advance to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for his approval.

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Christie Threatens Veto of Tuition Aid Bill for Illegal Aliens

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced he would veto a Senate-passed bill (S2479) that would offer taxpayer-subsidized in-state tuition and financial assistance to illegal aliens. Christie objects to the financial aid aspect of the bill, but supports so-called tuition equity for illegal aliens.

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Colorado Governor Signs In-State Tuition Bill

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill on Monday that will allow illegal aliens that graduated from a Colorado high school to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state's public colleges and universities. Colorado becomes the 14th state in country to have a law that defies a 1996 federal law that prohibits states from granting illegal aliens benefits without offering the same benefit to all U.S. citizens.

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Mass. Governor Gives In-State Tuition to Some Illegal Aliens

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick directed state colleges and universities to offer taxpayer-subsidized tuition rates and fees to illegal aliens who obtain work permits under the Obama Administration’s executive amnesty. The change dramatically reduces tuition and fee costs for illegal aliens who, until now, had to pay out-of-state rates.

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Maryland Voters Likely to Decide the Fate of In-state Tuition Law

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For the first time in 20 years, Maryland voters will likely decide the fate of a bill passed by the state legislature and signed into law by its governor. A grassroots effort in Maryland has gathered enough signatures to suspend the law and add a referendum to repeal the law to the ballot this fall. The petition is still awaiting final certification by the state's Board of Elections.

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Supreme Court: State can offer illegal immigrants reduced tuition

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The Supreme Court has upheld a California law giving illegal immigrants living there reduced in-state tuition rates at public universities, the same rates legal state residents enjoy.

The justices without comment Monday refused to accept an appeal from out-of-state students attending California schools, who said it was unfair that as U.S. citizens, they had to pay as much as $20,000 more than illegal immigrants. They claimed such "preferential treatment" violated federal law.

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Big Progress Made in the States

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Congress may be in recess, but state legislators are busy at work crafting legislation aimed at reducing magnets for illegal immigration and helping unemployed Americans in their state get back to work. Legislation was finalized in Montana, while legislation in Alabama, Florida, and Indiana took steps closer to final passage. And in Colorado, a proposal to reward illegal immigration was defeated.

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Kansas House Repeals Law that Offers In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens

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The Kansas State House has repealed an existing law that allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public institutions of higher learning. Current Kansas law allows illegal aliens who attended a Kansas high school for at least three years and graduated to receive the tuition benefit. The bill to reverse that law passed 69-to-49.

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CIS Estimates DREAM Act Would Cost American Taxpayers $6.2 Billion Per Year

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The Center for Immigration Studies says passage of the DREAM Act would cost American taxpayers at least $6.2 billion per year. According to CIS, at least 1.2 million illegal aliens would enroll in public colleges and universities, qualifying for in-state tuition rates. The average $6,000 in-state tuition benefit would be subsidized to the taxpayers.

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California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Giving In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens

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Despite federal law prohibiting states from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens, the California Supreme Court has ruled that the state can continue to do so. Justice Ming Chin wrote the decision that continues to allow illegal aliens who attend high school in California to receive a reduced tuition rate even though students from other states don't get the same benefit.

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Georgia Board of Regents Limits College Admission for Illegal Aliens

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The Georgia Board of Regents has approved a new measure that will require state colleges and universities to deny admission to illegal aliens if admission has been denied to academically eligible U.S. citizens or legal immigrants within the last two years. the new rules will also require applicants to state on their applications if they are entitled to receive in-state tuition benefits.

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VICTORY: Gov. Schwarzenegger Vetoes Bill That Would Provide In-State Tuition Rates to Illegal Aliens

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two bills last night that would have offered in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. SB1460, the California Dream act, and AB1413 would have allowed any student, regardless of immigration status, who attended a California high school for at least three years to receive the in-state tuition benefit provided to legal California residents.

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UPDATE: Sen. Reid to Allow a Vote on DREAM Act

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It's now official, Sen. Harry Reid will try to add the DREAM Act to the Department of Defense Authorization bill when it comes to the Senate floor over the next few weeks. Sen. Reid acknowledges that "comprehensive immigration reform" with a mass amnesty is impossible, but he believes he can garner enough bi-partisan support to pass an amnesty for illegal alien high school students and graduates.

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UNL student argues he should get to pay in-state tuition

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A graduate student told University of Nebraska regents Friday that it isn't fair for him to have to pay out-of-state tuition while children of illegal immigrants pay in-state rates.http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/article_8aa3cf80-28a0-11df-9d20-001cc4c002e0.html

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Lawmaker: Budget woes mean in-state tuition goes

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A bill that would repeal in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants is making its sixth legislative appearance in seven years. But this time, proponents will argue that budget cuts and possible enrollment caps means there might not be enough room for citizens, let alone students who aren't documented.

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Utahns conflicted on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

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Utahns continue to be divided about whether the state should allow students who are undocumented immigrants but graduates of state high schools to pay in-state tuition.

A new Salt Lake Tribune poll found 47 percent of Utahns want to repeal a law granting such students in-state tuition. That's three percent higher than a 2008 poll, but the difference is within the polls' margin of error.

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Rep. Todd Tiahrt Introduces Bill to Prohibit In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens

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Rep. Todd Tiahrt has introduced the Fairness for American Students Act (H.R.4548) that would close up a loophole that allows states to offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. The bill would also prevent federal funds going to public universities that offer in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens.

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Victory in New Jersey! Vote on In-State Tuition Bill Canceled

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A vote scheduled in the New Jersey state senate to allow illegal aliens to receive state-subsidized, in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities was canceled on Monday. The bill's sponsor said he lacked the necessary votes to pass the measure when Senators came under constituent pressure, in-part due to phone calls from NumbersUSA Members.

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Missouri House bans illegal immigrants from college

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Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending Missouri public colleges under a bill that has cleared the state House.

Lawmakers have considered similar proposals for the past several years, but this year’s bill did not attract the same highly contentious debate that had marked previous discussions.http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090423/BREAKING01/90423037/1007/NEWS01

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College Board Endorses the DREAM Act, but DREAM isn't the Way to Go

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Yesterday, the College Board formally endorsed the DREAM Act amnesty with their release of a report entitled, ‘Young Lives on Hold: The College Dreams of Undocumented Students.’ In its report, the College Board said that opponents of the DREAM Act fail to realize that “one-size-fits-all policies fail to take into account the diversity of the undocumented population.” But the DREAM Act is a “one-size-fits all” policy.

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Poll Reveals NJ Residents Against Rewards for Illegal Aliens

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A new poll reveals that New Jersey residents are against both driver's licenses for illegal aliens and in-state tuition benefits for the children of illegal aliens. The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll conducted in February shows that 62% oppose a limited type of driver's license and only 32% support in-state tuition rates for children of illegal aliens.

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California Supreme Court Take on Law Allowing In-State Tuition to Illegal Aliens

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The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will determine the constitutionality of a state law that grants in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. Estimates say hundreds of undocumented students currently attending community colleges and state universities could be affected and forced to pay out-of-state tuition.

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Calif. Court Says In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens Violates Constitution

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A California court has ruled that a law granting in-state tuition to illegal aliens is unconstitutional and ordered the state to start charging 80,000 out-of-state students the lower in-state rates. This ruling can be used to challenge similar laws in nine other states.

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Illegal college students dropping out

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"Changing laws have made life tougher for illegal immigrants in Arizona, including young people giving up dreams of college and better lives because they are unable to pay out-of-state tuition as required by voters.

With privately funded grants and scholarships lagging far behind the demand, some would-be students have dropped out, and others are considering a return to homelands they hardly remember in search of opportunity.

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Supreme Court Turns Down In-State Tuition Case

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On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari to Day v. Bond, a case challenging a Kansas law that gives in-state tuition discounts to illegal aliens. The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act allows a state to provide the subsidized, lower in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens but only if the state also provides the same low rate to U.S. citizens who are residents of other states.

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Will Supreme Court Allow States to Violate Federal Law Barring In-State Tuition for Illegal-Alien College Students?

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We may get an answer over the next week from the high court, which will decide whether to hear the case.

A federal district court and a U.S. Court of Appeals have essentially already refused to take action against states that break the federal law.

 

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