Wednesday, December 14, 2005

CA Sued For Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants

California is being sued by students from 19 states for charging the students higher out-of-state tuition to attend UC schools, while the state gives illegal immigrants the same lower tuition rates as legal California residents.

The lawsuit says California's tuition practice violates a 1998 federal law which requires states to offer in-state tuition rates to out-of-state students if in-state rates are being offered to illegal immigrants. The federal law was intended to discourage states from offering better tuition rates to illegal aliens than U.S. citizens but has been ignored by several states, including California.

The Washington Times has additional interesting details regarding the UC Regents' refusal to implement the tuition law unless they were first given legal immunity by the California state legislature.


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