I have a few questions surrounding HB7. This bill would take a meat ax to a 3-year-old law that allows undocumented immigrants who finish high school here to pay resident tuition for college.Mullen is apparently unable to do math, so let's help her out. Just using sample figures, let's say there are 1000 discounted tuitions available, and there are 1169 applicants for those tuitions: 1000 citizens and 169 illegal aliens.
Rep. Glenn Donnelson, R-North Ogden, has sponsored this bill since 2004. He argues that permitting people who live in this country illegally to pay in-state tuition is at odds with federal law. He worries that the state risks being sued by nonresident students who, as legal U.S. citizens, believe they should get the same break.
Donnelson's might be the most mean-spirited bill to fly out of the hopper in years...
...a total of 169 [illegal aliens] attended state-funded institutions in 2004-05 [under the bill]
Immigration · Mon, 02/06/2006 - 04:44 · Importance: 1