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    TODAY STOP in-state tuition to illegal aliens!!!

    Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform

    March 17, 2009
    Dear,

    Bill SB09-170 is still alive in the Senate - this is the bill that would give in-state tuition to illegal aliens who can not even legally work in our country. It is important for you to call and email the Senators listed below. Tell them to kill this anti-American bill. It is not fair to give tuition breaks to those illegally in the United States when citizens in Colorado can not even afford to send their own children to college.



    Senator Romer (D)
    303-866-4852
    email chris.romer.senate@state.co.us

    Rep Joe Miklosi (D)
    (303)866-2910
    email joe@joemiklosi.com

    Senator Peter Groff (D)
    303-866-3342
    email peter.groff.senate@state.co.us
    Senate Appropriations Committee Members
    # Abel Tapia (D)303-866-2581
    email abel..tapia.senate@state.co.us

    # Maryanne "Moe" Keller (D) 303-866-4856
    email moe.keller.senate@state.co.us

    # Bob Bacon (D)303-866-4841
    email bob.bacon.senate@state.co.us

    # Ted Harvey (R)303-866-4881
    email ted.harvey.senate@state.co.us

    # Mary Hodge (D)303-866-4855
    email mary..hodge.senate@state.co.us

    # Keith King (R)303-866-4880
    email keith.king.senate@state.co.us

    # Mike Kopp (R)303-866-2638
    email mike..kopp.senate@state.co.us

    # Paula Sandoval (D)303-866-4862
    email paula.sandoval.senate@state.co.us

    # Al White (R)303-866-2586
    email al.white.senate@state.co.us

    # Suzanne Williams (D)303-866-3432
    email suzanne.williams.senate@state.co.us


    Please take five minutes to leave a phone message and/or send an email.


    Here is some background information:

    The amended bill SB09-170 from

    Page 642 Senate Journal-59th Day-March 6, 2009
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/Clics/CLICS2 ... sf/(jousen)/8767DBD9D90818E987257571005657F3/$FILE/jour_059.pdf


    Articles:


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    Tuition bill may be illegal, Suthers says

    March 11, 2009 - 6:45 PM
    JOHN SCHROYER
    THE GAZETTE (Colorado Springs)

    DENVER · A lawmaker's proposal to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants may violate federal law, according to a formal opinion by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

    The opinion, issued in 2006, cites a 1996 federal law that prohibits illegal immigrants from receiving higher-education benefits unless those same benefits are made available to every legal resident of the United States.

    In other words, the opinion says, if in-state tuition is offered to illegal immigrants, then everyone in the country can claim it. That would essentially put an end to out-of-state tuition, and cost Colorado universities millions of dollars.
    <snip>
    http://www.gazette.com/articles/state_4 ... ition.html

    More info:
    http://www.ago.state.co.us/agopinions/A ... GO06-1.pdf



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    California Supreme Court to take on state law granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants
    The justices have accepted the case that began with a lawsuit filed by out-of-state students and their parents, who argue that such a benefit violates federal law.

    By Anna Gorman
    January 05, 2009

    California's highest court is poised to be the next battleground in the debate over benefits for illegal immigrants as the justices have agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a state law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

    The decision could affect hundreds of illegal immigrant students who attend community colleges, Cal State and UC campuses and who say they would not be able to afford a higher education if required to pay out-of-state tuition, which can cost more than triple the amount that residents pay.

    But the outcome could have a broader effect -- at least nine other states, including Oklahoma, New York and Texas, have similar laws providing the reduced fees to illegal immigrants. Although a court decision would not be legally binding in other states, politicians around the country are looking at California as a litmus test for future legal challenges.

    The state Supreme Court accepted the case late last month and will probably hear arguments later this year.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/jan/05 ... igtuition5



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    California's In-State Tuition Policy for Illegal Aliens Is Unconstitutional,
    Rules State Appeals Court

    Precedent Setting Ruling May Be Used to Challenge Many State Benefits for Illegal Aliens, Says Immigration Reform Law Institute
    September 16, 2008
    ...

    "We believe that Monday's ruling by the California Court of Appeals is
    unambiguous and precedent setting," stated Michael Hethmon, general counsel
    for IRLI. "In their ruling, the judges indicated that federal law preempts not
    only California's in-state tuition law, but all such laws across the country."
    Currently, nine other states offer in-state tuition benefits to illegal
    aliens.

    Monday's ruling will also affect many other state and local benefits currently
    being offered to illegal aliens. "The decision also makes it clear that
    federal law preempts many benefits that are being dispensed to illegal aliens
    that are expressly prohibited under the Welfare Reform Act," said Kris Kobach,
    senior counsel to IRLI. "In the court's opinion, citizens have the right to go
    to court and sue to prevent illegal aliens from benefiting from a whole range
    of government programs."

    "Law-abiding citizens and taxpayers were the real winners in this decision.
    This opinion strikes a blow for the rule of law, commonsense, and protection
    of public resources, and the legal precedence it sets will be felt all across
    the nation," Hethmon concluded. The full decision can be read at
    http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/.


    SOURCE Immigration Reform Law Institute

    Michael Hethmon of Immigration Reform Law Institute, +1-202-232-5590,

    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRel ... RN20080916
    mhethmon@fairus.org





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    From the firecoalition folks
    Colorado Governor Ritter Conspires to Commit Felony and Betray His Oath of Office
    Colorado Governor Bill Ritter needs to read his "employee handbook." Patriotic Americans more readily refer to it as the U.S. Constitution, but in the case of Governor Ritter, he apparently needs to be reminded of the employer/employee relationship that exists between We the People, and the people we elect.
    http://firecoalition.com/docs/RockyMountainHigh.pdf

    You should put every public official in Colorado on notice that you will uphold your oath and not tolerate any further nibbling of the Constitution. I remind you sir of the words of yet another of our Founding Fathers, our first Ambassador, Benjamin Franklin, who said,
    "A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges."
    Take back Colorado, and put America and Americans FIRST! Uphold the Constitution, and stand firm against pandering jackals who are putting the jobs and lives of Americans at risk.
    http://firecoalition.com/docs/ColoradoFIRST.pdf





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    Legal Experts Dispute King's,GOP Certainty that Immigrant Bill Violates Federal Law
    Hank Lacey
    Denver Statehouse Examiner



    March 12, 1:22 PM · 4 comments

    Keith King is convinced that Colorado cannot make in-state tuition rates at its colleges and universities available to the children who are undocumented immigrants.

    In a video released by the Republican senate caucus Wednesday the veteran legislator and first-term senator argued that SB 170 violates federal law.

    The Colorado Springs Republican senator is not alone in his view.

    <snip>

    There is another case pending in the California supreme court that challenges a similar law in that state, Olivas said, but it would be unlikely to have any impact on a Colorado law because Colorado courts are not bound by the findings of California state court judges and it is probable that the two states' laws would be significantly different.

    In that California case, called Martinez v. Regents of the University of California, a state intermediate appeals court reversed the dismissal of a complaint by a college student that the Golden State's law granting undocumented immigrants the right to pay in-state tuition at state colleges. But that California court of appeals ruling was ordered "de-published," or removed from the law books, when the California supreme court decided in December to review the case.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-2819-Denver-S ... fragment-2



    Sincerely,

    Stan Weekes



    Director
    Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform
    www.CAIRCO.org
    Work Harder Millions on Welfare Depend on You!

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    Thanks W I will follow through!
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