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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Subsidies For Illegal Aliens At UC

On Monday (Nov. 15), the California Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law which allows certain nonresidents, including some undocumented students, who attend and graduate from a California high school to pay in-state tuition at the state's public colleges and universities. ....

..."We are very pleased with the California Supreme Court's decision," said Charles Robinson, UC's general counsel and vice president for legal affairs. "The university supported AB 540 because we believe that students who attended and graduated from high school in California but are not legal residents should have an opportunity to get a higher education. We are gratified that the California Supreme Court has agreed that this state law does not conflict with federal law." 
In-state tuition is subsidized by the California taxpayer - out of state tuition is set to reflect the actual cost of providing an education to a student. So, not only are these illegal aliens taking up a California resident's slot to study, the California taxpayer is paying for most of their education.

In other news: UC regents increase fees, financial aid - odd thing to do, isn't it? Increase the fees they charge AND give away more money? They do this to avoid having to tell California residents that higher earners are actually being charged MORE for their education than lower income families. So, don't run out and get that second job to pay for your children's college education, it may end up costing you in the end.

Remember, also, that higher earners are taxed at a higher rate than the same lower income families, so they are hit with a double whammy - they pay more in taxes and they pay more to send their kids to the UC. Over the next few years, there will be an explosion of illegal aliens reaching college age, (corresponding to the explosion in the number of illegal aliens residing in California + 16) and whether or not you can afford to send your own kids to a UC, you will be paying for foreign nationals (mostly Mexican) to go to school.

I can't remember voting to pay for Mexican citizens to go to school. I believe they have colleges and universities in Mexico, don't they?


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