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Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

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In-State Tuition Poll Results

Yes

302,456 votes

55%

No

243,459 votes

45%

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4 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

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Currently sixteen states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington) allow illegal immigrants to pay the same in-state tuition rates as other residents of the state. To qualify, students must have attended a school in the state for a certain number of years, have graduated high school in the state, have confirmed they are applying for legal citizenship.  See recent in-state tuition news

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If someone is in the country illegally, then they have committed a crime and should be deported. If an individual wishes to attend college in the us, they should apply for a student visa and be charged an out of state rate to attend schools in the US. 6mons ago from a Republican in Montgomery, AL.

Until all domestic students receive an education or have the funded opportunity to receive one, no foreign student should be admitted to a higher education facility. We must take care of our own before we take care of others. Hopefully, we can and then we should reach out to those that could benefit from education programs in other countries. 6mons ago from a Green in Potwin, KS.

Citizenship should not be a barrier to education as long as a person is able to pay. However, if a person is discovered to be in the country illegally, even if they've paid tuition, they get deported and they lose their investment. Government has no business being involved in education at any level. 6mons ago from a Republican in Valley View, TX.

They should pay out of state tuition, if they attend an out of state college. In state tuition if they have resided in the said state for a minimum of 4 years. They should also be eligible for financial aid and scholarships provided that they graduated from an U.S. high school. 6mons ago from a Libertarian in Big Rapids, MI.

If they are illegal they should not be able to go to school unless they pay all of it themselves with no help from state/federal. 6mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

Illegal is illegal and illegal aliens should not be allowed any access to any benefit of the United States. Illegal aliens need to foll0w legal ways to enter the United States. 6mons ago from a Republican in Humboldt, TN.

No. Illegal immigrants should either apply for citizenship and/or do what is necessary to obtain legal status if they want the benefits of this country. Their children should be allowed to go to school, but the parents must be applying for legal citizenship or obtaining a legal right to be in the United States. They should not be allowed to break the laws of this country,not pay any taxes and at the same time spend taxpayer money. But a definite path for the children of these immigrants should be established so that they can legally get an education so that they may have a future. 6mons ago from a Green in Richardson, TX.

In order to pay the same In-State Tuition, an illegal immigrant should be able to show that he/she is a model citizen who came to this country looking for a better life, but was unable to get the proper paperwork from their own country. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Sunnyside, NY.

If these children were brought here by their parents when young, and have attended school, why shouldn't they pay in-state rates. If the residency status did not effect them going to public schools why waste money on debating this issue?. 6mons ago from a Republican in Goldsboro, NC.

Why would they pay anything. they are not allowed to attend any school because they are ILLEGAL ALIENS and have no rights or claim to benefits that accrue to citizens of this country. Let them go back to Mexico and attend their own public schools and universities. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Franklin, TN.

Should be a state by state decision. Only if they have gone to a US public school for 6 or more years and then allow them to be eligible for state grants/scholarships as well. 6mons ago from a Republican in Danville, AR.

Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to attend university. Why should they be educated here if not citizens. 6mons ago from a Republican in Villa Park, IL.

Complicated. have to solve general immigration issue first. We are being subjected to death by a thousand cuts. 6mons ago from a Republican in Toms River, NJ.

No, they should pay the same rate as international students. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC.

They should need to obtain citizenship in the US and become residents of the state where they reside. Then once citizens and legal residents they would qualify for in state tuition. Otherwise if not legal resident of the state they should by the out state tuition/ non resident rates. 6mons ago from a Republican in Burlington, WI.

No, and educational institutions should be held to the same standards/requirements/laws that the work force are required to follow. If it is illegal to hire an illegal immigrant then it should be illegal to provide housing, releif, education, etc. 6mons ago from a Republican in Carlsbad, TX.

No, however they should be able to apply for financial assistance and scholarships the same way out-of-state/foreign students can. If they wish to become US citizens the Immigration department should fast-track their applications so once they become a citizen they can adopt In-State Tuitions. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Garden City, ID.

If they can confirm that they are applying for citizenship, then, AND ONLY THEN, should they be allowed to attend the college. It should be the In-State Tuition rate. If I have to pay it, they should have to pay it. If they want to be American and be treated as such, they should get the same rights as I do. They should not get special treatment, such as reduced rates. 6mons ago from a Libertarian in Olive Hill, KY.

Children born and raised in America should have the barriers removed for higher education. It's a net gain for America's future. Other should be evaluated by institutions based on a matrix. Again a net gain of the best and brightest who see themselves has American. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Carrollton, MI.

Yes, but only if they were born here or graduated from high school here. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Denton, TX.

Yes, if they are applying for college in the state where they live, and depending on their age, are working and paying taxes. They ( and their families) should be able to apply for grants and financial scholarships. 6mons ago from a Green in Kenmore, WA.

All enticements to stay should be definitively removed. A legal method to employ temporary workers should be created immediately, allowing them some benefits commensurate to the money they pay in taxes, but without major benefits that the citizens have paid for. 6mons ago from a Republican in Addison, TX.

See above: illegal immigrants should be given the option: pay taxes and become a citizen to receive benefits, or continue as an illegal citizen with no benefits. If they choose not to pursue citizenship, they should be denied In-State Tuition and scholarships. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Hillsboro, OR.

They should only be allowed to enroll if they are currently in the process of obtaining citizenship. 6mons ago from a Republican in Beech Grove, IN.

Illegals should not be allowed to enter college or university until they have gained legal status. 6mons ago from a Republican in Fort Smith, AR.

This is a non-issue. ILLEGAL immigrants shouldn't be able to enroll in public colleges. Private ones do what they want. Public is another story. 6mons ago from a Democrat in Virginia Beach, VA.

Perhaps Mexico would allow American land grants for every illegal. If we are going to support them, we require extended borders and extended rule of law. 6mons ago from a Republican in Redmond, WA.

If they are illegal, they should not be allowed to enroll in any state funded school...period. 7mons ago from a Republican in Knoxville, TN.

Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to register for college at all. 7mons ago from a Republican in Kansas City, MO.

Offer good roads to citizenship , good, not cheap or easy. 7mons ago from a Democrat in Abbeville, AL.

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