Currently sixteen states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington) allow undocumented 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.
They should be eligible for the same cost as in-state, providing they demonstrate they are seeking path to citizenship. They should not be eligible for financial aid and scholarships unless legal citizens of the country.
The same rules for citizens should apply. If they have resided in the state for the set period of time, they should pay in-state tuition. If they have not resided in the state for the set period of time, they should pay out-of-state tuition.
No, illegal immigrants should have to come here legally in order to have ANY benefit from the United States. Otherwise, they are still citizens of the country the came from and are not our responsibility. However, if they came the right way , there is nothing wrong with giving them help.
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