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    US Supreme Court allows in-state tuition for illegal aliens

    Supreme Court allows California to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

    The high court rejects an appeal to California's policy of giving in-state college tuition to state high school graduates who are in the country illegally. The action leaves in place laws in 11 other states that permit illegal immigrants to obtain in-state tuition.

    By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
    June 6, 2011, 9:12 a.m.

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to California's policy of granting reduced, in-state tuition at its colleges and universities to graduates of its high schools who are illegal immigrants.

    The justices turned down an appeal from lawyers for a conservative immigration-law group that contended "preferential treatment" for illegal immigrants violated federal immigration law. They cited a little-known provision in a 1986 law that barred states from giving "any postsecondary benefit" to an "alien who is not lawfully present in the United States … on the basis of residence within a state."

    But last year, in the first ruling of its kind, the California Supreme Court said the state's policy did not conflict with federal law because the tuition benefit turned on a student's high school graduation, not his or her residency. In the 2001 law, the state said it would give in-state tuition to a qualified student who attended a high school in California for three years and graduated.

    Under this interpretation, a student from Oregon who graduates from a high school in California could obtain in-state tuition in the University of California system. In defense of its law, California education officials said that many of those who took advantage of its in-state tuition policy were U.S. citizens who hailed from other states.

    Overall, the state said about 41,000 students last year took advantage of this special tuition rule, but the vast majority of those were students at a community college. In 2009, the 10-campus UC system said 2,019 students paid in-state tuition under the terms of the state law. Of these, about 600 were believed to be illegal immigrants.

    The court's action turning down the appeal is not an official ruling, but it leaves in place laws in 11 other states that permit illegal immigrants to obtain in-state tuition. They are Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

    Another 12 states have explicitly refused to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. For its part, the federal government -- through the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations -- has taken no steps to enforce the federal provision.

    Citing this confusion over the meaning of federal law, the Washington-based Immigration Reform Law Institute had appealed the California case to the Supreme Court. Kris W. Kobach, a Kansas lawyer and counsel for the group, said the federal law "will become a dead letter in any state where the legislature is willing to play semantic games to defeat the objectives of Congress."

    But the justices refused to hear his appeal in the case of Martinez vs. Board of Regents of the University of California.

    david.savage@latimes.com

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 5039.story
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    They should have taken up this case. I bet they knew if they had taken up the case they would have had to reject in state tuition for illegals.

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    Re: US Supreme Court allows in-state tuition for illegal ali

    [quote="JohnDoe2"]Supreme Court allows California to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

    Already been posting with a couple of weeks ago that almost 40% don't even graduate high school at it is ! That percentage won't even pass the grades in college, what a waste of time and money! Wow! Way to "contribute" to our State and Country huh??Most American students actually WANT to succeed in college! So I say step aside anchors, so that intellegent legal students can use their BRAINS in college. Remember my post a few weeks ago proving the USA has the most inventions, compared to Mexico that has NONE!! Talk about common sense who would benefit in our colleges, it's pretty obvious!
    <div>"Diversified"*does NOT*mean invading*our Country and forcing their culture and language,**stealing jobs,*using fake ID',s, living on government benefits, and flying their flag over ours! </div>

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC
    They should have taken up this case. I bet they knew if they had taken up the case they would have had to reject in state tuition for illegals.

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    That's a problem with the Suprem Court, they and they alone decide which cases they will hear.
    No one can force them to hear any case as far as I can tell.
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