It turns out that the rules applying to “In-State” tuition don’t apply to out-of-country students.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are now eighteen states that offer in-state college tuition rates for illegal immigrants. The list includes California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Washington.
It’s yet another example of American taxpayers subsidizing illegal immigrants, and Campus Reform’s Cabot Philips spoke to students at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas who were shocked to learn that truth.
“Why do they get to pay less when I’ve got to pay more?” asked one student. “That’s disappointing … because I did quite a bit to earn my college said another.
Tuition at UN-LV is $6,943 per year in-state versus 20,853 out-of-state.
Sanity is prevailing in some states, however. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Georgia’s public colleges don’t even have to admit illegal alien students if they don’t want to, and placed a ban on giving illegals in-state tuition rates if they do accept them.
Isn’t it time every other state did the same?