Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Illegal Immigration and Higher Education

Two weeks ago, we voted out the Higher Education budget (HB4351). Republicans attempted to put an amendment on the bill that said Michigan will no longer offer tuition discounts to certain illegal immigrants. Apparently, this is happening at times when an illegal alien is taking classes at public universities. The Democrat leadership in the House used procedural process to remove the amendment before final passage was voted on. You can read details about the bill and the amendments at: http://www.michiganvotes.org/2007-HB-4351

As funding grows ever more scarce and tuition continues to rise, you would think everyone would support the idea of funding higher education for the children of taxpayers rather than giving discounted tuition to students who are in this state illegally...

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