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    Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    This week, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill to require the state's public universities to give undocumented aliens -- generally illegal -- in-state tuition privileges.

    The bill, known as the Dream Act, is already the law in ten other states, including California, New York, Texas and Illinois.

    The only thing to say about this, is it just nuts and every american citizen should be pissed off about it.


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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    If they're paying the tuition and not receiving government-funded grants or scholarships then I really don't care.
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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    If they're paying the tuition and not receiving government-funded grants or scholarships then I really don't care.
    But critics argue that the bill will give illegal aliens better treatment than Americans and legal immigrants -- thanks to existing diversity policies at universities.

    University of Maryland (College Park) computer science Prof. James Purtilo told FoxNews.com that, during his time as an associate dean, he frequently saw admission officers favor students because of their “undocumented” status.

    "They favor students with special circumstances. 'Undocumented alien' would be one of these special circumstances... They help fill out the diversity picture for the admissions office."

    How is that fair to american kids whether their recieving grants or not

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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    If they're paying the tuition and not receiving government-funded grants or scholarships then I really don't care.
    Maybe not, but I find it ridiculous that I, a united states citizen, have to pay out-of-state tuition rates, while someone who is not a US citizen gets to pay in-state.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Maybe not, but I find it ridiculous that I, a united states citizen, have to pay out-of-state tuition rates, while someone who is not a US citizen gets to pay in-state.
    I took it to mean that if you live in the state then you get in-state rates. If they're giving a kid in California an in-state rate in Oregon I'd have an issue.
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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    But critics argue that the bill will give illegal aliens better treatment than Americans and legal immigrants -- thanks to existing diversity policies at universities.

    University of Maryland (College Park) computer science Prof. James Purtilo told FoxNews.com that, during his time as an associate dean, he frequently saw admission officers favor students because of their “undocumented” status.

    "They favor students with special circumstances. 'Undocumented alien' would be one of these special circumstances... They help fill out the diversity picture for the admissions office."

    How is that fair to american kids whether their recieving grants or not
    There isn't a shortage of available places in colleges right now. If you want to go odds are you'll find a school to take you if you didn't fail out of high school.
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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I took it to mean that if you live in the state then you get in-state rates. If they're giving a kid in California an in-state rate in Oregon I'd have an issue.
    Yes, but that means a non-citizen is receiving special privileges that US citizens are not eligible for.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    what do you mean? I live in Texas, so I get in-state tuition in Texas. If I go to school in Oklahoma I get out-of-state rates. Are immigrants being offered in-state rates in states they don't live in??
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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    Smart move by Maryland. These undocumented students are gonna go to college somewhere in the United States. Or maybe somewhere in Europe, Canada, or wherever they wanna go. All Maryland did was insure that the college money from some of those kids was gonna float their way.
    Last edited by Singularity; 05-17-11 at 08:11 PM.

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    Re: Immigration University Insiders: Illegal Immigrants Get Affirmative Action

    I come from Maryland, and I feel sad that my home state would do something like this. For every illegal student that goes to college there is one less seat for a legal student to be accepted and attend college. So these undocumented non-citizens will receive in state tuition benefits? I've lived away from Maryland for some time, but I was born there. The fact that I haven't been a resident for a while would prevent me from getting in state tuition discounts.

    So, an illegal with no documentation can get in-state tuition, but a legal US citizen who is a Maryland native cannot... This is messed up.
    Last edited by digsbe; 05-17-11 at 08:19 PM.
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