The University of California system voted in March to raise tuition for out-of-state students by nearly $1,000, a hike that will not apply to illegal alien students.
From Conservative Post:
The system’s board of regents approved the proposal to increase out-of-state tuition by $978 by a 12-3 vote, The College Fix reported, but California law allows illegal alien students to evade this charge by enrolling as in-state students.
“All students — regardless of immigration status — are subject to the same tuition and fee structures, based on their residency status,” UC spokeswoman Clair Doan told The Fix.
California Assembly Bill 540 mandates that illegal alien students can obtain in-state tuition if they attend high school in the state for a minimum of three years and earn a California high school diploma.
While colleges do not ask students for their immigration status, public schools are constitutionally prohibited from denying K-12 students free public education on the basis of their immigration status, according to the 1982 Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe.
“UC does not ask its students nor applicants for their immigration status,” Doan explained. But the spokeswoman speculated that the UC system enrolled approximately 3,700 illegal alien students.
Do you think it’s right for California to impose a hike on its own college students while ignoring immigrants all together? Should the hike be universal across the board, or skipped all together?