It is unclear how many undocumented immigrants attend California colleges and universities, but 42,000 students last year took advantage of a 2001 state law that allows California residents born elsewhere to pay in-state tuition, regardless of immigration status. In the UC and Cal State systems, the vast majority of those students are legal residents, but at least 30,000 undocumented students attend California's community colleges.
The California Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of the in-state tuition breaks for undocumented students in a November ruling.
It is time that we force the government of California to count how many illegal aliens we have here in this state. It is absolutely irresponsible, dishonest and immoral for them to insist that California taxpayers foot the bill for citizens of other countries, while simultaneously refusing to do a tally on just how many there are.
There is a reason they refuse to count the illegal aliens in California. If we actually knew the extent to which we are being ripped off, we would be up in arms. I would not be surprised if the number is somewhere in the range of 10,000,000, based on the population growth of California in the period between the last 2 censuses. All I ever read about concerning US citizens inhabiting this state is that there is a net outflow; more US citizen Californians leave the state each year than move to California. How is it possible then, that the total population grew by over 10 million people?
According to the Contra Costa Times, there are at least 30,000 illegal aliens availing themselves of a free education in the community college system. That is equivalent to the student population of one of the larger UC campuses - UCLA or Berkeley.
Now the Reconquista Gil Cedillo wants to give financial aid to illegal aliens, and Moonbeam will probably sign the bill into law. Does anybody understand that there is no money? Does anybody understand that it costs money to provide an education? Are you people stupid? Even the socialist governments in Europe are not as foolish as our politicians. They understand that if they want to provide their own citizens social services, they have to act responsibly and safeguard precious resources.
Not even allowing an accurate assessment of who is using our social services is downright criminal. It is a utter betrayal of our own poor and the taxpayers of California. It is thievery on a grand scale. Furthermore, I question whether politicians such as Gil Cedillo have the best interests of the United States at heart, or whether his loyalties are with the fictitious "Nation of Aztlan".
California, it is one thing to want to be generous and "progressive", it is quite another to be reckless, childish and idiotic, and that is where we have been residing for at least the past 10 years.