Another state has decided to allow illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition at its state colleges – what was formerly known as the “great State of Maryland.”
Now they will ALL be living in a DREAM world.
“House members spent more than two hours Friday debating the controversial bill, which also includes requirements that eligible students live in the state for at least three years and sign an affidavit saying they will seek citizenship within 30 days of becoming eligible.” – Washington Times
You don’t have to be a college graduate to see the hypocrisy in this new bill.
If a major part of qualifying for this latest handout is that you have to sign an affidavit saying you will now do something you refused to do before, what gives? What is the expectation for this being applied by those who are comfortable living illegal in the first place?
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, here are the states that allow in-state tuition for illegals:
…to which we add Maryland.
As a kid growing up and going to school in Maryland we all learned the official state song, “Maryland My Maryland.”
I may not have remembered much of this song, but I did remember the first line:
The despot’s heel is on thy shore…
Not only is it “on the shore” – it’s in the country illegally and now paying in-state tuition – a benefit states formerly held for legal residents only.
So if I, who was born and raised in Maryland, wanted to send my kid (which I don’t have by the way), to the University of Maryland, I would have to pay out-of-state tuition since I now reside in North Carolina. Even though I worked and paid taxes in Maryland for many, many years, including property taxes to fund education, I am a second-class citizen in this country to ANY illegal alien Maryland has allowed to “reside” in the state for at least three years. I repeat, illegal aliens that the State of Maryland – being a sanctuary state – has allowed to reside in the state for at least three years. This is an important point and shows the real runaround in which legal citizens find themselves. A true “Catch-22.”
If I was to apply the “Me first” mentality of illegals, I guess I would find a relative in Maryland, which I do have, and finagle some paperwork that makes it look like my (fictional) kid lives there instead of in North Carolina. Then I too could qualify for in-state tuition. Trust me, the illegal alien underground is already doing this in every state that allows them cut-rates on a college education.
What would I do instead? Tell my kid he (or she) had better have good enough grades for a scholarship or, get an education in their LEGAL state of residence.
Remember the word “legal” meaning:
conforming to or permitted by law or established rules…
I’m afraid the US has lost sight of both the word and its meaning…