In-state tuition for illegals? Most say OK

January 18, 2012

Americans’ views on illegal immigration and educational benefits for undocumented immigrants are nearly evenly divided, yet reflect a wide schism between members of political parties, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.

Most Americans continue to endorse tough enforcement as a means of cracking down on illegal immigration, and a plurality wants to see both better border security, and a reasonable path to citizenship.

Twice as many Republicans as Democrats, however, believe only better border security and stricter law enforcement are needed to solve the issue.

Those interviewed — 2,001 registered voters nationwide — also were split on the issue of in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants graduating from high school in the state in which they are living: 48 percent agree they should be eligible, 46 percent say they should not.


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The Gimlet Eye

The gist from first and last paragraphs. Pay special attention to the last sentence of the last paragraph:


Let’s break it down with the stats: The number of non-Californians that applied to become UC students in Fall 2012 rose 56 percent over last year to about 33,000. In-state applications are also up, rising 9.8 percent over last year to about 93,300, while transfer applications are down 6 percent. Put the data together, and it’s shitty all around for California residents seeking a public education.


We hope such changes will bring the number of transfer students up again. As for California students looking to attend a UC school, we can only hope that Jerry Brown finds room in the state budget to make them a priority, because without help from the state, the UC system will have to ditch its promises out of dire necessity — and judging by the numbers, there’s plenty of students worth more money outside the Golden State.


http://www.ucsdguardian.org/component/k2/item/25262-non-residents-projected-to-flood-the-uc-system-in-upcoming-years