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Supreme Court will hear in-state tuition case for illegal aliens

Posted by nebraskaobserver on June 13, 2008

Should lawful residents of the United States qualify for the same in-state tuition discounts available to illegal aliens? And should states be able to grant illegals preferential treatment over legal residents of this country in violation of federal law? Ten days from now, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case dealing with precisely these issues. That case, Day v. Bond, challenges Kansas’s law providing in-state tuition to illegal aliens while denying it to U.S. citizens living out of state. For 2007-2008, tuition rates at the University of Kansas are $3,195 per semester for state residents and illegal aliens who qualify; U.S. citizens living outside Kansas pay $8,400 per semester – almost three times as much as illegal aliens who pay the discounted in-state rate,” the Washington Times reports. see full story

EDITORS NOTE: If the Kansas law is ruled in violation of the federal law, similar laws in Nebraska and eight other states will be affected, also.

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