Should illegal immigrants get discounted tuition?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Should illegal immigrants get discounted tuition?
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Mon, 04-09-2012 - 3:57pm

Colorado says yes...

http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=261879

DENVER (AP) - Senate Democrats approved legislation that would allow illegal immigrants in Colorado attend college at a discounted tuition rate.

The bill passed on a party-line vote Monday with Republican opposition. The bill heads to the Republican-controlled House.

The proposal would let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools attend college at a rate lower than the out-of-state price, but slightly higher than the in-state rate.

The students must sign an affidavit saying they are seeking legal status.

It would be up to colleges whether to participate in the tuition program.

Supporters say illegal immigrants who grew up attending state schools deserve a chance to attend college at an affordable rate. But opponents say the bill rewards illegal behavior.

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2010
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 11:44am

IMO a two prong attack is necessary,

Goldfish

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:16am
" What is not wanted is an underclass of low wage workers to be exploited by greedy persons. "

Actually, I think that is exactly what is wanted by many major corporations, mostly in the food industry. No where in your posts have I seen you advocate strong enforcement and heavy fines to the companies who bring these workers here. It doesn't start with the immigrant. It starts with the companies who hire them.
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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 10:09am
Not necessarily to you Bord....We need to stop companies like Tyson and Smithfield from taking buses to towns in Mexico and actively recruiting workers to come work in their plants/farms. These companies bring thousands of illegals to this country to work every day. These people are not sneaking over the fence or wading through the Rio Grande in the middle of the night. They are actively being recruited by companies with promises of decent housing and food to come work illegally in this country. The INS in the areas where these plants are will do a token raid now and then and send a few back to their native countries just to make it look like they are doing something. The companies face NO consequences and just bring another busload of workers in the next day.

THAT is the real crime and THAT is the only meaningful way we can reduce illegal immigration.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Sat, 04-21-2012 - 9:56am
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Registered: 04-11-2012
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 3:41pm

I agree

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 2:08pm
The crime in question is answered by sending the parents home, as it should be. iF and only if we send the parents of these kids home would I say they have a right to a path to citizenship.


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 2:07pm
The law is that illegals are to be deported. So for that crime we either deport the family or the parents. Which is your choice? Mine is to keep the family together and deport them to their home country.


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Registered: 05-03-2011
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 9:29am
I should have read ahead.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 9:29am
How often are children taken away from their parents who commit misdemeanor crimes?
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 8:55am

Law enforcement use some iffy tactrics around here, but I've never heard of a kid being put into foster care because the parent committed a misdemeanor.

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