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Tuition based on parents’ immigration
status may be headed for court fight

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Natalie Caula Hauff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/19/2014 6:11:11 AM

Born and living in South Carolina, some college-bound students are being charged out-of-state tuition based on their parents’ immigration status, a practice that some civil rights groups say is illegal. The Southern Poverty Law Center is taking note of how often U.S.-born students with undocumented parents are being charged, in some cases triple the tuition rate at South Carolina colleges and universities. [Snip] Grooms, who sponsored a major immigration-reform bill two years ago, said the tuition issue comes down to fairness. “I think the policy should be the same if your parents are from Texas or from Mexico,”

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Grooms is absolutely correct.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 1/19/2014 6:26:41 AM     (No. 9697574)

If that is their argument, how is it fair that the financial aid is decided based on the parents´ income but not the student´s?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 1/19/2014 6:58:09 AM     (No. 9697588)

It´s quite simple. If neither of your parents are American citizens, neither are you. Now, the Congress needs to get busy and fix this anchor baby BeeEss!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 1/19/2014 9:01:25 AM     (No. 9697686)

Many of the Mexicans illegals, or even legal children of illegals, are from the exact same neighborhoods back in Mexico as are FOREIGN STUDENTS with student visas in the same American schools.

So, why is it fair to tag the foreign students with visas with a higher tuition rate than their neighbors who are here without visas?

Did I just make an argument to give foreign students instate tuition? Hmm ~ then try this, the American kid down the road just over the state line will need to pay out of state tuition to go here, but the foreigners pay a lower rate.

Did that make an argument to let all American students pay instate tuition?

How about this one ~ State schools should charge a profitable rate to all who attend.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 1/19/2014 11:48:25 AM     (No. 9697852)

"a practice that some civil rights groups say is illegal."

I guess the governor of South Carolina has a pen and a phone, too. We live in a post-Constitutional dictatorship.

Please don´t quote laws as a justification for your power grabs. We have stopped caring about them, just like you.

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