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- 05-18-2012, 11:55 AM #1
TN - Illegal immigrant students want 'tuition equality'
Illegal immigrant students want 'tuition equality'
The Associated Press
Updated: 4:02 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 | Posted: 4:01 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
A group of graduating high school seniors is pledging to carry on with their education despite the challenges of being illegally in the country.
On Saturday, students and their supporters around the state will tie on blue ribbon bracelets symbolizing their commitment to education and what they call "tuition equality."
Students who can't prove citizenship are not eligible for in-state tuition. According to the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, which is sponsoring the effort, those students must pay three times as much as their classmates to attend public universities in Tennessee.
source: Illegal immigrant students want 'tuition equality' | www.wdbo.comU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 05-18-2012, 01:12 PM #2
Federal law states that if in-state tuition is given to illegals, it must also be given to every other student, including those citizens from other states. In-state tuition for illegals could cost the taxpayers of TN a lot of money."A Nation of sheep will beget a government of Wolves" -Edward R. Murrow
- 05-18-2012, 01:26 PM #3
- 05-18-2012, 02:49 PM #4
In 1996, Congress passed—and President Bill Clinton signed into law—the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA).[i] Section 1623 of this federal statute prohibits state colleges and universities from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens “on the basis of residence within the State” unless the same in-state rates are offered to all citizens of the United States.[ii]
[ii]8 U.S.C. § 1623 (1996).
In-State College Tuition for Illegal Aliens and the Federal Law
a) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not
lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the
basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for
any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of
the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an
amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen
or national is such a resident.
(b) Effective date
This section shall apply to benefits provided on or after July 1,
8 U.S.C. § 1623 : US Code - Section 1623: Limitation on eligibility for preferential treatment of aliens not lawfully present on basis of residence for higher education benefits"A Nation of sheep will beget a government of Wolves" -Edward R. Murrow
- 05-18-2012, 03:35 PM #5
why you should not get any thing why don't you go back to your Country & ask you gov for help your
free ride is over Kids
No more hand out & that what you P.... off about
No amnesty Or Dream