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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 for Republican

Yes

31,270 votes

30%

No

73,782 votes

70%

Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.

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

More stances on this issue

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If they are here with their parents that are working then yes they should pay the same rate. 7mons ago from a Republican in Altoona, IA.

No out of state tuition No financial assistance or scholarships unless privately funded through donations not taxes. 7mons ago from a Republican in Bowling Green, KY.

Should not be allowed in colleges in the first place. Should have to return to the country they are legal citizen of and apply to college of choice from there and pay out of state tuition. 7mons ago from a Republican in Elgin, OK.

Yes, reluctantly. There should be proof that they and their parents are paying taxes, that they are applying for legal citizenship. Applying to college is a major step in self-sufficiency and should be encouraged. 7mons ago from a Republican in Fort Collins, CO.

If we are not going to deport them let's let them get educated so let them pay in-state rates if their parents will learn and be tested on the English language. 7mons ago from a Republican in Pflugerville, TX.

No, they should only pay In-State Tuition once they have become a U.S. citizen. 7mons ago from a Republican in Bedford, TX.

Illegal immigrants should never be allowed in ANY part of the education system, schools or colleges. 7mons ago from a Republican in Sargent, GA.

No, they should not receive ANY college funding without legal citizenship. 7mons ago from a Republican in Aurora, CO.

No, they should never be accepted into our schools in the first place. 7mons ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.

Illegal immigrants need to go through a process to become legal migrants or citizens. then we can talk about tuition for college. 7mons ago from a Republican in Phoenix, AZ.

Yes, as long as they we're brought to the US as children, & apply for citizenship once 18. 7mons ago from a Republican in Conway, AR.

No, they are by definition non-residents. 7mons ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS.

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