Comments about ‘15 states, including Utah, grant in-state tuition to immigrants’

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Published: Saturday, Feb. 1 2014 5:05 p.m. MST

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Social Mod Fiscal Con
West Jordan, UT

I would love to see Utah follow this example.

Of course, there needs to be some restrictions. In-state tuition should only be available to illegal immigrants who came into the country as a child and have been in the state for some years.

jeff66
Riverton, UT

Why do we have laws in place for immigration yet cease to enforce them? and why are some states awarding illegal immigrants who have broken the law with amnesty and government grants to go to school? so why are these states and our government awarding these lawbreakers and illegals with things only US citizens should have? very troubling.what kind of message is that sending to the others?

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Last one out bring the flag.
Pandering politicians disgust me.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Their parents do work here that needs doing, work that contributes to the economy. Therefore it isn't unfair that these students get in-state rates.

10-07
Pleasant Grove, UT

Do we allow this in state-funded (in other words - taxpayer funded) institutions? This is insane! No benefit should accrue to these people unless they obey our laws.

ChristoperB
Salt Lake, UT

cjb,

Yes, and there are parents of other people who wish to be doing that work but can't since illegal aliens took their jobs. So those kids with parents who obey the law can't afford college.

RichardB
Murray, UT

cjb, that's the line we are being fed by the cheap labor lobbyists. Anything to give the appearance of acceptance is one of their priorities. It's a foot in the door.

21 million Americans looking for full time work don't believe it. Since they are paid less, and much of their income is send home, it's a loss to our economy.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Why should someone who is here from another country ILLEGALLY get the cheap "in state tuition rate" while someone coming to school from a place like Wyoming or Kansas has to pay the higher "non-resident" rate?

Either we have laws or we do not. Enforce them or repeal them- every single one!

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

jeff, is it possible for a 6-year-old to break the law?

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

You keep bringing up these topics even though it brings understandable indignation from law abiding, honest people. Why?

wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

so can my child get in state tuition if he or she immigrates from a neighboring state. probably not because we are law abiding tax paying people.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@DN Subscriber,

Why? Because that IS the law in the State of Utah.

They are allowed to attend State colleges and only have to pay the lower resident tuition. It was passed and signed by the Governor within the past five years or so.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

Kudos to the state of Utah for a generous, open-handed policy toward young people. One bright spot.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Without Amnesty, the only people here would be the Indians.

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