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    In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

    The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

    Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

    The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

    Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
    Citizens are denied in-state tuition if they're Maryland residents?
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Citizens are denied in-state tuition if they're Maryland residents?
    If you're too lazy to read up on it, I'm not going to break it down for you.
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

    The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

    Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
    I know why Texas does it, Your residency and immigration status have nothing to do with each other.
    If a person has been residing in Texas for 2 years, they are a resident, and get in state tuition.
    Educated people pay much higher taxes on average than uneducated people.
    Immigration status is not even asked on the application.

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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    If you're too lazy to read up on it, I'm not going to break it down for you.
    Sorry, I looked,
    "However, in order to qualify students are required to have attended a Maryland high school for three years, as well as prove that their parents or themselves filed taxes."
    So they have to have resided in Maryland and filed taxes there for 3 years.

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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    If you're too lazy to read up on it, I'm not going to break it down for you.
    I read it...and I'm not seeing what rights this grants to illegal immigrants that Maryland residents who are citizens don't already have. And the fact that you got so hostile to a simple question indicates that you know perfectly well that what you said isn't true.

    It's quite simple: The federal government, not the states, enforce immigration laws. So from a state perspective, the question is would you rather have a state full of educated people or a state full of dummies?
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Academia is in charge!

    The OP does not understand the academic, media and government community that is almost completely in charge in America.
    Academics have been taking it on the chin since the new economy makes their degress worth - less than they were before.
    They need more tuition, more government payments, and that requires more students. They can't get the working class
    to send their kids to college so why not the criminals we allow to live here freely?

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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

    The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

    Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
    Some states wish to attract illegals like Roaches to a trash bin and other states seek to discourage illegals. My state fortunately is a state that discourages illegal immigration.
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I read it...and I'm not seeing what rights this grants to illegal immigrants that Maryland residents who are citizens don't already have. And the fact that you got so hostile to a simple question indicates that you know perfectly well that what you said isn't true.

    It's quite simple: The federal government, not the states, enforce immigration laws.
    Then why did you post a question that you already knew the answer to? Seems kind of silly doesn't it?

    Giving special privileges to illegal immigrants that you do not afford to actual citizens of this country doesn't make a lick of sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So from a state perspective, the question is would you rather have a state full of educated people or a state full of dummies?
    Does the illegal immigrant population constitute the "state full" term? I've just got this crazy notion that our government should be focusing on our citizens instead of someone else's.
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    Re: In-state Tuition for Illegal Immigrants?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

    The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

    Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
    See, it's this kind of crap that will prevent me from ever actually identifying myself as truly liberal. Why in the name of **** should I be paying for someone who is in the country illegaly to get an education? That makes no damn sense at all.

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