Tuesday, April 14, 2009

They're Ba-a-a-ck!

The Register Guard reports that once again a group of lawbreakers in Salem are debating whether to grant illegal alien students in-state tuition to Oregon colleges.
This is the fourth campaign in eight years and goes by the name of HB 2939.

“It’s about equality and accessibility,” said University of Oregon student Rachel Cushman. “We basically set students up to go to school and then deny them that. It’s just horrible.”

No mention about legality or propriety.

An analysis four years ago on a similar proposal concluded that it would increase costs to the Oregon University System by $2 million if 80 noncitizen students attended a public university and paid in-state tuition.

"The bill arrived with bipartisan support from Rhino. Sens. Dave Nelson of Pendleton and Frank Morse of Albany, as well as Democratic Rep. Michael Dembrow of Portland. The Education Committee chairwoman, Rep. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, said she is interested in moving the bill."

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