COURT: ILLEGALS ENTITLED TO CHEAPER TUITION THAN AMERICAN KIDS
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
\November 18, 2010
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On Monday,the California Supreme Court shocked many legal residents when it unanimously decided that illegal aliens continue to be eligible for in-state college and university tuition rates rather than having to pay the higher out-of state rates charged to citizens who reside in the U.S. legally.
In a ruling announced by Justice Ming Chin, who claims to be a strict constructionist of the U.S. Constitution, the court proclaimed that a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate doesn’t violate the federal ban on providing illegal aliens with educational benefits based on residency.
In defending the high court’s ruling, advocates for illegal aliens in the U.S. pointed out that California is one of several states that permit illegal aliens to take advantage of lower college tuition for students who attend high school and graduate in state. It’s believed that close to 30,000 illegal aliens are set to receive in-state tuition, while college-aged citizens from Nevada, Arizona and other states must pay the higher tuition rates.