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15 states, including Utah, grant in-state tuition to immigrants


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  • Social Mod Fiscal Con West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 10:06 a.m.

    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 11:13 a.m.

    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 11:18 a.m.

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

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 1, 2014 1:43 p.m.

    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 5:42 p.m.


    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 6:09 p.m.

    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
    Feb. 1, 2014 7:14 p.m.

    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!

    Feb. 1, 2014 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Feb. 2, 2014 10:24 a.m.

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

  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    Feb. 2, 2014 11:02 a.m.

    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.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Feb. 2, 2014 1:45 p.m.

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

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 2, 2014 3:14 p.m.

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