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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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Illegals…get out of Dodge!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 23, 2008

Here’s some interesting comments posted this morning in the Dodge City, KS news regarding a previous story (“City officials told area has no need for immigration office,” May 16).  Dodge City is sometimes called the meat packing capital of the United States, with close to 11000 cattle being processed a day.  Wonder what the real percentage is in Schuyler, Lexington, Madison and Sioux City ?  Nebraska immigration enthusiasts/open-border nuts can only hope for these numbers!

 

 

Dodge City Daily Globe Posted May 22, 2008 @ 08:15 AM


I would rather see an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in SW Kansas and enforce the law. Deport anyone illegal. Traveling to Wichita is a minor inconvenience if they want to be legal, naturalized citizens. If an employer wants to keep their help, they can accommodate that request. Perhaps the employer should pay hefty fines if they are employing illegal help.

 

“By the way … Senator Roberts tried to get the office, and he comes to SW Kansas quite often. It was the immigration office in Washington that refused him. I agree that these illegals or immigrants are people too, but they need to respect our laws and culture, which they currently do not.”

 

“Here’s my real question about this topic: How can the Hispanic population in Dodge City be ‘46%,’ (according to Rick Sowers) when our public schools are recording the Hispanic student population anywhere between 85-95 percent? I’m no math whiz, but those numbers don’t sound right. I believe the schools have the more accurate count, and besides that, all you have to do is look around town to see the truth!” 

 

 

 

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