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Old 10-02-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, has asked for a Texas attorney generalís opinion on the legality of a Texas law that allows illegal immigrants to receive state financial aid and in-state tuition.

Berman asked for the opinion after a California appellate court ruled Sept. 16 that such college benefits for illegal immigrants in California conflict with federal law.

"If itís in violation in California, I would assume that we are also in violation here in Texas," Berman said. "Iím hoping to make people realize that we are a nation of laws. We have to obey our laws, and if weíre in violation of federal laws then we have to correct it."

Texas became the first state to offer such college benefits to illegal immigrants in 2001, and at least eight states have followed suit. Efforts in Congress to make federal financial aid available to illegal immigrants have stalled.
Lawmaker: In-state college tuition for illegal immigrants violates federal law | State | Star-Telegram.com (http://www.star-telegram.com/state_news/story/946712.html - broken link)
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Amazing, Benicar . . . more LOGIC and COMMON SENSE?

What are these crazies thinking? If you or I were to apply for admission to a school in another state, we would be denied "in state tuition" rates, therefore, only an IDIOT would grant those special rates to an individual from another country . . . especially one entering this country ILLEGALLY!
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Knowing Texas's attitude towards things: if the pendulum in the Lone Star State swings against the illegals, it will be very rough. Remember that Texas already has a history of opening up a can of 'whup-ass' against things it does not like-------including Mexico in 1836. Guatemala did something quite similar during that time.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Amazing, Benicar . . . more LOGIC and COMMON SENSE?

What are these crazies thinking? If you or I were to apply for admission to a school in another state, we would be denied "in state tuition" rates, therefore, only an IDIOT would grant those special rates to an individual from another country . . . especially one entering this country ILLEGALLY!
It is indeed mind-boggling. Yet, those who oppose are considered mean-spirited. After all, these ďkidsĒ are innocent. I guess out-of-state LEGAL kids are guilty of something, since they are required to pay higher rates.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Well, call me mean-spirited then. I put myself through College so I have no mercy for beggars.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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[color="DarkRed"]Amazing, Benicar . . . more LOGIC and COMMON SENSE?
Scary isn't it? I don't know if I can handle all this common sense all at once. It's unsettling. LOL
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