Kansas Bill Rescinds In-State Tuition for Illegals

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 11:32 AM

By Luis F. Perez

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Kansas Statehouse passed a bill Monday that would rescind a law allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition, The Wichita Eagle reported Tuesday.

Proponents of the legislation argue that the immigrant students in the country without permission cost the state more than $1 million a year.
“We should stop punishing the citizens and stop rewarding the lawbreakers,” state Rep. Terri Lois Gregory, a Republican, told the newspaper.
State Rep. Lance Kinzer, also a Republican, said he believes the current law conflicts with federal immigration laws.
Another Republican lawmaker, state Rep. Mario Goico lobbied against repealing the current law by telling his own immigration story of fleeing communist Cuba. He attended Wichita State University and paid out-of-state tuition even though he graduated from a Kansas high school.
 “When you find yourself in that situation, you feel like baggage,” Goico said.
The current law allows for illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition if they have attended a Kansas high school for three years and graduated or earned a general equivalency diploma. They are ineligible for state or federal financial aid.


 
 
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved