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More States Give Tuition Breaks to Illegal Aliens with the reason that Lower Rates are Good for the Economy, Business and Higher Education.

In May, Florida became the 20th state to enact laws that allow illegal alien students to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

In preparation for the 2014 mid-term elections drew near, both parties looked for ways to attract more Latino and Hispanic voters to their side, and tuition breaks seemed like a good idea. Elected officials who were opposed to tuition breaks for immigrants changed their position to meet the demands of politics.

Most states generally require that the immigrant students attend public schools in the state and graduate from high school before becoming eligible for in-state college tuition rates. Most of the states also require an affidavit from the student saying that he or she intended to legalize immigration status as soon as possible.

Republicans were able to support these tuition-break laws for two reasons:

· most of the young immigrants were blameless for their immigration violations because they were brought into the country illegally by their parents;
· many business leaders backed the idea of allowing the young unauthorized immigrants to become part of the workforce and contribute to the economy, rather than staying outcasts and drawing on government social services to get by.

Only about 5% to 10% of unauthorized immigrant high school students are able to go on to attend college. Among U.S. citizens and legal residents, the number can be as high as 70% in some communities.

In-state tuition does not mean that tuition is free. The unauthorized immigrants have to pay their way and often the revenue they pay to schools is extra money that university systems would not normally receive.

· Even as college students, unauthorized immigrants can be contributing to the economy by helping to fund and energize public education systems.
· By giving immigrant students legitimacy, communities benefit from their motivation to succeed as participants. As outcasts, young unauthorized immigrants can contribute little and have little incentive to.

The tuition-break laws are not a factor in promoting illegal immigration because they only apply to immigrants who are already in the country and lived here for years. New arrivals get no breaks.

DEPORTATIONS: U.S. immigrant groups urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to hold off on making changes to how the United States deports undocumented immigrants. They don’t want members of Congress to be angry because these same congressmen might (maybe) pass a broad immigration bill that could be more effective at protecting immigrant rights.

Immigration advocates said "We believe the President should move cautiously and give the House Leadership all of the space they may need to bring legislation to the floor for a vote," the advocates said in a statement.

But, the statement added, if July passes without a new immigration law, the Obama administration will "have an obligation to use whatever tools are at its disposal to provide immigration benefits."


14 northeastern states, plus Florida and Alaska and Hawaii have large immigrant populations from various countries such as Canada, India, El Salvador and the Philippines. However, in 34 states, the largest immigrant populations are from Mexico.

That’s a clear shift from European immigrants to Mexican immigrants during the past century.

During the height of immigration from Europe to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Germany was the largest supplier of immigrants to the U.S. In the second half of the 20th century and the early 21st century, Mexico has become the most common country of origin, with 29% of all immigrants nationwide.

Q.1. How do legal residents and citizens feel about illegal aliens getting tuition breaks?
A.1. Only some people in the Latino community are in favor of it. But when it comes to immigration we are talking about emotions and politics so we can’t always expect the politicians to do what is right or fair.

Q.2. Why are immigrant advocates concerned about what happens in July?
A.2. At the end of July, Congress begins its summer break. In September, after the break, the focus will be on elections and no one will be paying attention to passing new immigration laws.

Q.3. What will the immigration situation be five years from now?
A.3 When we see the numbers of Mexican/Latino people in the US, both legally and illegally, and when we consider that many or most of them have children who are US citizens by birth, the focus of future immigration reform in Congress will be how to win votes from the Spanish speaking communities. This is going to be a permanent situation. This means that within 5 years:

· All of the 11 million illegal aliens will have a chance to become either legal residents or permanent residents.
· All of the DACA children will be granted Permanent Residence automatically
· Both skilled and unskilled workers will have greater opportunities to come to the US.
· To satisfy congressmen who are not much in favor of immigration: More emphasis will be placed on merit based immigration, meaning that the F3 and F4 categories will be changed or eliminated.

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