Wake Up Nebraska!

I was reading USA Today on Monday.  Yeah, I’m slow.  There was a section stating what several states were doing to address the problem of illegal immigration.  First of all, let me stress the work ILLEGAL!!!!  As in, not here legally???  As in, not obeying the law????  Can we get this first off before I say anything else???  Thanks!

Well, in all the states, they are proposing legislation that will  do things like make sure employers aren’t engaging in ILLEGAL hiring practices and limiting the social programs to only emergency level care, or making sure that proper identification is presented before being able to vote or get a drivers license and sending troops to help secure our borders.  Except Nebraska.  Nebraska’s contribution to the problem of immigration is to allow children of ILLEGAL i to pay instate tuition at the states universities and colleges.  Do the congressmen and senators in Nebraska actually understand what the hell is going on here?  Are they stupid?

The funny thing is, it specifically states that if the university sees that you did not graduate from a Nebraska high school and you have lived in the state for more than a year before enrolling, it will use this as criteria to charge you out of state tuition for the duration of your education.  We moved here a year ago and my husband works for the state and will have to pay out of state tuition if he decides to get his Master’s degree.  ILLEGAL immigrants won’t.  WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

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One Response to “Wake Up Nebraska!”

  1. Barb Black Says:

    In-state, out-of-state tuition really makes no sense anymore, especially if you consider on-line classes that include students from anywhere in the world. This whole idea is a thing of the past.

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