Should California allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition?


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“California’s highest court is poised to be the next battleground in the debate over benefits for illegal immigrants as the justices have agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities,” according to the L.A. Times.

This law was meant to help immigrant kids who grew up here after coming to the U.S. as young children.  These kids have gone to California public schools all their lives.  They have excelled and they now want to go to college.  Why not help them?

“The lawsuit alleges that education officials are violating federal law by granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants while not offering the same lower fees to students from outside California.”

The rub here is that out of state students are the ones suing California to reverse this law, whereas the immigrant young people in question have been here for years.  Their parents likely pay taxes just like everyone else.  If anything this situation is begging for another Amnesty from President Obama.

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