Friday, December 16, 2005

California lawsuit challenges Illegals...

This article gave me that "back to basics of America" feel. Class action lawsuits didn't start out being about how many people have died from smoking sticks of carcinogens or have gotten fat eating greasy McDonald’s food everyday --they were legitimate claims by people that had been seriously wronged. Like when the U.S. Steel workers sued because all of them were being diagnosed with asbestosis (I think my Grandfather got about $10 when all was said and done).

"About three dozen students filed a lawsuit against the University of California on Wednesday, charging that it had violated federal law by allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at its campuses while maintaining higher rates for out-of-state students."

"Federal law requires state universities that offer in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants to do the same for students from other states, imposing a steep financial barrier to the policy. But since 2001, nine states, including California, have passed laws to circumvent that requirement, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."(source)

What surprised me about this article is that California is charging illegals tuition at all...

Good for these students. I can't see any legal ground CA could stand on with this -how can U.S. citizens be charged more than people that have unlawfully infiltrated our borders (regardless of how sympathetic their stories may be...)

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