I made some phone calls about the illegal alien in-state tuition law that I found out about. Turns out that it is the truth, at least in Utah. (I haven't got any answers from other states yet.) I was assured that there were stipulations involved with this law, here they are:
1. They must attend high school in the state for at least 3 years consecutively;
2. They must enter college immediately after graduation, and;
3. They must stay in the same school for consecutive years until they achieve there degree.
That said, who cares! I have done quite a bit of research on financial aid, scholarships, and grants and correct me if I am wrong, if you are Hispanic and want to go to school you can damn near expect a free ride. As a white kid that grew up primarily in a single parent home, I have met much resistance in my quest for a degree. I can get financial aid, but everyone for the most part can get financial aid. I feel there is an imbalance when it comes to this. In our countries quest to eliminate racism and bigotry we have turned the tables. Now it is okay for for minorities to be racist, I give you Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton.
I can tolerate people bitching because they were enslaved, but last time I checked the last slaves in this country died a couple years ago... over 100 give or take a couple decades. GET OVER IT! I think we have rolled over too much for these "minority" groups. If we are all equal then it's time for them to start acting like it. I am tired of struggling to pay for things that "undocumented citizens" get handed for free. Our government screwed up on this one, they got it wrong. I have tried to talk to people about this and for the most part I am way more fired up about it than they are. This is a big deal, we are paying for criminals to get a cheap education. They do not pay taxes, they do not contribute, but we still give them freebies. For a semester at S.U.U. it cost me $5,000 just for tuition, a resident paid less than $2,000, that leaves $3,000 per student in subsidies that the tax payers cover. That adds up to a pretty penny and I don't think we should be giving it to people who are in this country illegally. To those of you who are thinking its not the kids fault, that is true but we cannot pick and choose what laws to enforce, they can apply for citizenship and then I have no problem with them. This is getting long and Kari just rolled here eyes at me, so I'll stop. Tell me what you think.