Supreme Court may hear case on tuition breaks for illegal immigrants

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    Reporting from Washington—
    California's policy of granting lower, in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from its high schools is facing a challenge in U.S. Supreme Court from those who say it violates federal immigration law.

    At issue is a little-known provision in a 1996 law that bars states from giving "any postsecondary benefit" to an "alien who is not lawfully present in the United States … on the basis of residence within a state."

    Last year, in the first ruling of its kind, the California Supreme Court upheld the state's policy and said it did not conflict with federal law.

    The justices in Washington may announce as soon as Monday whether they will hear the challenge or dismiss it. They may turn it away because there is no dispute among the lower courts. It is also possible the high court could ask the Obama administration for its view before deciding.

    If the Supreme Court were to hear the case and overrule California, the decision would affect 11 other states, including New York, Texas, and, most recently, Maryland, which have opted to give in-state tuition to students who are illegal immigrants.

    Twelve other states have explicitly refused to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. For its part, the federal government — through the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations — has taken no steps to enforce the measure.

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    College tuition: Supreme Court may hear case on tuition breaks for illegal immigrants - latimes.com

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    I had to pay out of district rates being just 12 miles away from the college I attended. WTF. These assholes are not supposed to be in the US at all. Send them back to the third world where they won't hurt anything.
     
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    Also, if you believe in "equal protection under the law" then all American Cities should be designated Sanctuary Cities and get immunity from Federal Law!
     
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    I will bet that the illegal immigrants will win this one. Hands down - unfortunately!!! What else is new????
     
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    The Russians and Chinese must think we're a bunch of idiots!
     

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