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Will Arnold take student aid from U.S. citizens?

It's time to call Arnold Schwarzenegger yet again: 916-445-2841. This time it's about Gil Cedillo's attempt to take student aid from U.S. citizens and give it to citizens of Mexico who are here illegally. From Jessie Mangaliman's article "Student aid bill at final hurdle":
A controversial bill that would allow illegal immigrants to get state financial aid while attending California's public colleges and universities is now in the hands of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has until the end of this month to sign or veto.

The bill's author, state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, called on the governor Wednesday to "invest in California's future" by signing SB 160, also called the California DREAM Act, into law. Opponents say the state should not give money to lawbreakers.

While Schwarzenegger has not taken a position on the bill, he has previously shown some inclination to extend state support to the children of illegal immigrants.

The governor has supported an existing state law, passed in 2002, which now allows undocumented students in California to pay in-state tuition rates in public colleges and universities. Tuition for non-California residents is about 10 times higher...
Those "non-California residents" are U.S. citizens. In other words, as with the current law, we'd be giving illegal aliens - largely citizens of Mexico - a better deal than U.S. citizens. And, since there is only so many resources, this would in effect be a taking from U.S. citizens. And, along the way, that would devalue U.S. citizenship.

Call Arnold at 916-445-2841 and urge him not to give in to anti-American forces.

California · Thu, 09/07/2006 - 10:37 · Importance: 1

Sun, 09/10/2006 - 19:44
V Morris

I hope not only do out-of-state students sue, but more Americans start questioning the validity of continuing to pay taxes to a country that is helping the illegals more than the legals.

Fri, 09/08/2006 - 00:52
D Flinchum

And to point it out again, a state's granting in-state tuition to illegal aliens is illegal under federal law UNLESS it is also granted to all out-of-state US students. Recently Virginia started down this road and stopped based on this fact. Out-of-state students in CA - and any other state that allows this - can and should sue to recover damages. S 2611 has a section to repeal this federal law. Just another little slap in the face by our so-called leaders.

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 21:53
petit bourgeois

Blah blah blah. Your parents have nothing to do with your domicile, homey. Feed us some more bullshit, Munoz.

The bill helps illegal aliens at the expense of taxpaying American citizens, and no amount redefining the terms is going to chnage that.

And by the way, nice ad hominem earthman.

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 17:59
earthman92

As seen by your post, you were "educated" in California...

Don't believe you, amigo...

Thu, 09/07/2006 - 16:20
Y Munoz

I was born is California and went to public schools in California from kindergarden to high school. My university is has classified me as a "non resident" because my parents are not residents. This is bill helping U.S. citizen that are being mistreated.