8000 Illegal Aliens Get In-State Tuition Break in Virginia

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For the second time since taking office, Democrat Attorney General Mark Herring, has “demonstrated blatant disregard for his oath of office, his responsibilities as Attorney General of Virginia, and most importantly, the rule of law” and placed “his personal, political ideology ahead of the will of the people and their elected representatives.

Herring, who defeated Republican Mark Obenshain after a recount in 2013, unilaterally declared on Tuesday that illegal aliens who meet various requirements would qualify for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities.

Those who received temporary amnesty through President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action program and graduated from a Virginia high school would qualify for in-state tuition, and Herring’s announcement would apply to nearly 8,000 illegal immigrants who have received temporary amnesty, according to estimates.

“I have concluded that in-state tuition rates can and should be extended [to illegal immigrants who qualify],” Herring said at a press conference at Northern Virginia Community College. “They have known no home but Virginia.”

Republican Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell and other Virginia GOP leaders said in a statement that they were “deeply concerned” by “what appears to be a continued willingness to ignore and circumvent the duly-adopted laws of the Commonwealth.”

Herring made the announcement after Democrats could not get various DREAM Act bills passed in Virginia’s legislature.

“The numerous and complex policy questions surrounding immigration are the subject of a vigorous and ongoing political and legislative debate at both the federal and state level. Undoubtedly, many Virginians hold sharply contrasting views on these issues and how they should be resolved,” they wrote. “What is clear and not subject to debate, however, is that these issues should be considered, discussed and eventually resolved through the legislative and democratic processes, not by the unilateral actions of one individual.”

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  • Art Hock

    It’s hard to believe how many stupid Dumocraps there are in this country. A waste of working people’s tax dollars for criminals.

    • brucethompson22

      You got it all wrong, they are just buying votes.They are kicking everyone in the face that came here legally.I’m a first generation American, I know what they went through and didn’t get everything given to them, they had to work for and pay taxes.

      • Art Hock

        I’m a second generation American and I know all about immigrants in the past. They had to have a skill and be sponsored and learn to become 100% Americans, not African-American, German-American, or Japanese-American. There wasn’t welfare, free housing, or any free social programs. That’s why they became proud Americans, work hard long hours and not be some sneaky welfare loafers.

        • brucethompson22

          I know just what you mean. My parents told me they had to have a sponsor, all their shots, an address here,proof of work and, like you said, no welfare,food stamps and, no free medical. I worked myself for 28 years and 12 years in the military. I now have a daughter in the Navy I know where are coming from.

          • Snailmailtrucker

            Thank your parents for me….and thank you for your service (and your daughter’s service) to America !
            You sound as tho you all have your heads screwed on correctly !
            You are what America was built upon !

        • ccb11

          Now all it is about is buying votes. Our congressman have sold their souls to get votes. We law abiding citizens . What are we , chopped liver?

          • brucethompson22

            Talk about buying votes? How many people know what LBJ said after signed the Civil Rights Act, if they do they don’t care.He said “This should Keep Those Ni**ers voting as Democrats for the next 200 years.Don’t believe me, look it up.

  • Randy131

    Democrats do not enforce the laws they don’t like, only the ones that they do like and which advance their goals and their personal enrichment. Obama has made an art of this and set the example for all other Democrats to do the same, when in position of power to do so. The precedent has now been set, one wonders if we’ll ever go back to being a nation of laws, instead of a nation of the will of the people in charge? It doesn’t look good for the US Constitution, that requires the executive branch of government to enforce all the laws of the USA, which Obama and the Democrats have refused to do, and they’re allowed to get away with choosing the laws they will enforce, ignoring the laws they refuse to enforce, and changing any and all laws that they can use when they suit their needs with a small but illegal tweak of the wording, meaning, and/or intention of the laws they want to use.

  • Shorty Stuff

    It’s a sad day in America when illegal aliens have more rights and benefits that the citizens. The slugs that are responsible for these actions should be held accountable and ridden out of town tarred and feathered on a rail … literally.

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  • SoCal

    So, let me see if I understand this. Illegal aliens will pay 1/3 tuition that my (Calif) daughter would pay (as an out-of-state resident) ? I just went online to search In-State vs. Out-of-State tuition. At University of VA, the in-state is $4736, but out-of-state is $13,704. How can these elected people sleep at night? We have to pay nearly triple tuition than an illegal alien (who broke the law and doesn’t belong here)? This is madness, people, just plain crazy and unfair.

    • Marilyn S

      And who continues to break the law every day. Wrong is right, so it seems to be these days.

  • Sagebrush6

    Hey Virginians, don’t you just love supportiing all those free loadin’ illegals ? Like paying all those extra taxes ? ? ? Your colleges are part of the problem.

  • Dodie1990

    Disgusting. Illegals get better deal than American citizens and veterans. The only “deal” they should get is a free ticket out of here on the first available seat. I am so sick of hearing “poor illegals’ Well most immigrants came legally, learned and spoke English, became citizens and paid taxes, not demanded a 100% free pass for all the laws they have broken continuously. If you are smart enough to get into college, couldn’t you have become a citizen in 18 years?

  • Rosie46

    Time to start recalling these elected officials who do not follow the law. Colorado did it and other states should — Virginia and Nevada (Harrry Reid).

  • foxxybey

    Give each illegal a million dollars put them on a bus back to Mexico and no return unless you want to be dead, the money saved with food stamps, welfare, section 8 and other programs like schooling and this last act of stupid would more then save up the money they spend by being here.

    • Snailmailtrucker

      What the F are you smoking ?

      • foxxybey

        What drug you on? We spend over a billion dollars a year, giving food stamps, rent or buying, education, if 30 million that is what it cost and not billions, get off the weed as your dumber the a rock, finance says it is cheaper to send them home then support them, so get off your low riding horse, get a brain and know which is cheaper. Wow, some just can’t think.

  • machodog

    So, you passive Virginians are okay with paying for all this?

  • foxxybey

    They are treated better then our own citizens and broke the law, this crap has to stop and now.

  • Snailmailtrucker

    Just who in the hell are these people who think they can invade our country, steal our jobs, protest in the streets, Murder, Rape, Kidnap and molest our children….and then some liberal politician wants to reward them with better fees for taking seats away from our American kids in college, or release them from prisons after they have been convicted of MURDERING American citizens !
    Are you freaking kidding me !