ILLEGAL immigrants pay In-State Tuition in California

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ILLEGAL immigrants pay In-State Tuition in California
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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 3:53pm
California court rules illegal immigrants can pay in-state tuition

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(Also, illegal immigrants pay taxes and almost all legal Americans break the law almost daily.)

Wow, really? Almost all? I somehow doubt that very much. I personally don't break the law on a daily basis. Neither do any of my friends or family. Any ILLEGAL immigrant that pays federal income taxes is doing so on a stolen ID. Gosh....I sure hope it's not MY ID that was stolen.....again!

As far as the article I posted....I have no problem with LEGAL immigrants who reside in California to be able to pay in-state tuition. However, ILLEGAL immigrants are just that ....ILLEGAL. Why should the taxpayers of California pay to subsidize the tuition of ILLEGAL students when there are American students who are denied a spot in a California college or university because an ILLEGAL student took their place. Why shouldn't an American student from Boston who wants to go to school in California be allowed to pay in-state tuition?

This ridiculous catering to the ILLEGAL's in this country has got to stop. I am not anti-immigrant. I am anti-ILLEGAL immigrant.

I must say that I enjoy reading your posts very much but am very surprised at your statement...."Also, illegal immigrants pay taxes and almost all legal Americans break the law almost daily."


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( Also, I have not seen any substantial, evidence to show that the average American is financially worse off because of illegal immigration. If you know of any I would be happy to see it.)

It would be seen indirectly. Schools are forced to pour their resources into ESL classes. Class sizes are larger and class resources are stretched. Schools are forbidden to ask if children are legal or not....and we all know there are millions of illegal children here being educated on the American taxpayers dime. If there were not any illegal immigrant children that we had to educate....the AMERICAN children would get a better education by having resources directed towards THEIR education....not the illegals. Class sizes would be smaller as well (obviously, in areas of large illegal immigrant populations).

As far as taxes go....we all pay taxes. As far as Federal income taxes....47% of Americans pay nothing at all. The rest of us foot the bill. Illegals are sponging off the American taxpayer.

It is ridiculous how ILLEGAL immigrant children are catered to and given an education on a silver plater while American children are slipping through the cracks. Isn't our first obligation to make sure that ALL American children who want a college education get one....BEFORE the ILLEGALS get one?
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( Illegal immigrants are general very poor and I want them to receive lower tuition rates.)

There are plenty of very poor people ALL over the U.S. Shouldn't they qualify for the lower in-state tuition rates too?

Illegals are getting priority over American citizens. Sad....but true.
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I was talking mostly about a college education. However, there is no doubt that illegal children drain the resources of our public education system and American children pay the price. If you have ever been in a heavily ESL school you would know what I am talking about.

I just don't get why an illegal college student is entitled to an in-state tuition rate and yet a poor child from Detroit is not. It just isn't fair.
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( I was born in the United States through a historical accident. Because of this I do not get angry at illegal immigrants.)

As was I...however, my mother was not. She immigrated here LEGALLY from Spain. She was an orphan (due to WWII....long story) and came to America when she turned 18. She spoke no English and there was certainly nothing written in Spanish for her. She went to night school to learn English. She worked in factories and saved her money to educate herself. She was not given special treatment and she came here LEGALLY. You bet she is resentful of those who disregard the laws of this great nation and come across illegally and think the laws don't pertain to them.

Those who cross the border ILLEGALLY have little or no regard for our laws of this nation. They feel they should get special treatment and are entitled to the rights that our Constitution provides for all American citizens. There is a process to come into this country legally. Many millions come into this country that way....they follow the laws.

I feel that pretty much every administration in the past and the current administration are ignoring the problem or outright catering to the illegals for the Hispanic vote. They are more concerned about ILLEGAL immigrant's rights than the rights of American citizens.

Land in AZ has been literally taken over by Mexican drug cartels. These cartels are waging war with each other on American soil. They are shooting and sometimes killing border agents. They are murdering American citizens on their own land. But hey.....let's give their children reduced tuition at state universities. What a great country we are.....to illegals. To the wife of the AZ Rancher who was murdered in cold blood on his own land.....we are not so great. To the wife of the TX man who was gunned down while jet skiing in a lake....we are not so great. To the young woman in WA who was raped by an illegal that was captured and released SEVERAL times....we are not so great. To the family of the nun who was killed by a drunk illegal who was captured and released several times....we are not so great.

It would be nice if American citizens counted for something....and illegals we sent back home. If they want to come to America....they can do it the legal way. Period!

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