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Should undocumented students who were brought to Kansas by their parents receive in-state tuition?

geekin_topekan.......My argument is relevant because my son had been born and lived in Kansas for 10 years and then moved back to Kansas to go to KU after high school graduation. Granted, I did not expect him to get in state tuition for the first couple of years since he didn't graduate from a Kansas high school. What bothers me is that we are in the US legally and my entire family has lived in the Lawrence KS area for generations. Why should a legal citizen with major ties to the state have to pay out of state tuition but illegal immigrants get in state tuition?

I assume that you are Native American since you are a member of a recognized tribe. If that is true, I am very glad that you got a "break" on tuition. Being Native American is much different that being an illegal immigrant. This was your land that was taken from you, you are the original American and you are legal. You deserve more than you get.

January 30, 2013 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should undocumented students who were brought to Kansas by their parents receive in-state tuition?

frankie8...they have an education with student loans..... that's how most Americans get an education

January 30, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should undocumented students who were brought to Kansas by their parents receive in-state tuition?

I agree with profound....and this issue makes my blood boil. My son was born and raised in Lawrence until he was 10 years old. At that time, we moved to another state. When my son graduated high school, he immediately moved back to Lawrence to go to KU. He moved in with my sister. He applied for in state tuition year after year, only to be denied. We continuously provided evidence of several generations that were born, raised and died....in Kansas, Lawrence at that. He was a genuine "Kansan" all the way.
NO, the offspring of illegal immigrants should NOT be granted in state tuition. If they want to be citizens of the US, then do as the people in the US have to do.

January 30, 2013 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach defends stance on illegal immigration at Lied Center

And that's the truth!!!! Couldn't have said it better myself!!

April 13, 2011 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor Sam Brownback asks Kathleen Sebelius for Kansas Medicaid waiver

misplacecheesehead,
I hope this post isn't directed to me.....I understand and absolutely respect the NEED for Medicaid when it is necessary. I do respect truly disabled people, as I noted- my mother is disabled and will be for the rest of her life. My post is focused to the true bums that are scamming the system and coaching their family members on how to get away with it so they can be deemed "disabled" as well. I have personally reported two of these types of people because they are just pure lazy. They take pride in what they get away with and brag about it. Those are the people that sicken me. Their deceit affects the people that really need help.
Best to your son,
Tab

March 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor Sam Brownback asks Kathleen Sebelius for Kansas Medicaid waiver

Here's a thought: tighten up the requirements to be considered disabled and not as many people would get Medicaid. I am all for Medicaid where it is NECESSARY. My mom had a brain anyuerism and needs full time care and financial help...she is TRULY disabled. BUT.......I am so tired of seeing or hearing of people that are deemed "depressed" or "psychologically damaged" and can't work. Most of these people are out there coaching their friends and relatives of how to "act" so they can get approved when they go to get evaluated for disability. I have first hand knowledge of this type of happenings. It is absolutely disgusting that they scam the system, not to mention that the "Professionals" can't see through this or just turn a blind eye. Anyone can "act" depressed, so why not follow them around for a day or two and see all the shopping, gambling, night clubbing that they do....while they are drinking, drugging and smoking their cigarettes.
TIGHTEN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DISABILITY AND SAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!!!

March 11, 2011 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter’s focus to be increasing jobs, incomes

I don't really care who you vote for but....I certainly don't want to be remembered for who I was in high school. In the past 27 years since I graduated from high school (the same year as Mr. Carter), I have grown, matured, changed and become a much different person. It sounds like Mr. Carter has had some seriously life altering losses that inevitably changed him. In his case, it sounds like a positive change to some very negative circumstances.
Doesn't everone deserve a second chance?

February 21, 2011 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sidewalks in Lawrence must be cleared of snow by Thursday morning to avoid fines

wow, I hope you are joking.... Do you expect people to stand on the sidewalk all day just to keep it clean during a snow storm? How pathetic.

January 11, 2011 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

22 people arrested last weekend in Douglas County on drunken-driving charges

you said it very well! Thank you

August 30, 2010 at 8:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

22 people arrested last weekend in Douglas County on drunken-driving charges

not a good example for comparison-

If I am stupid enough to walk through the ghetto, I might get shot- common sense.

If I am on a common public road, I don't expect to get hit by a drunk driver.

Common sense folks.....no problem with drinking, drink til ya puke if you want. JUST DON'T DRIVE! Can you give me one good reason why a drunk should be driving?

August 30, 2010 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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