This guy actually read the bill text. (As previously discussed, various legislators - including those who would appear to be racially-inclined - want to take in-state tuition away from U.S. citizens and give them to illegal aliens. Candidate for governor Tom Reilly supports that scheme.)
According to the bill's text, eligible students would only have to have lived in MA for three years and have the "equivalent" of "graduation from a high school" in the state. That's a massive loophole and, according to the first link, it's very much intentional...
And, consider this bit from the bill:
..the individual shall provide the University of Massachusetts, or the state or community college with an affidavit stating that the individual has filed an application to become a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or shall file an application at the earliest opportunity the individual is eligible to do so.
Can't you just hear the future conversations in high schools throughout MA? "Oh, and one final thing. You need to fill out this form before we can give you your discount."
Alternatively: "Don't worry about that now. You can file later. If you know what I mean..."
This bill would be more appropriately called the "Officials Screwing Citizens Act". Even the "liberals" in MA need to strongly oppose this, and no one in that state should ever vote for any of its supporters.
Immigration2005b · Tue, 11/15/2005 - 04:39 · Importance: 1