KU graduate says she would not have attended college if not for in-state tuition for undocumented students

By Scott Rothschild · February 8, 2011 · Comment on this

Alaide Vilchis, a Kansas University graduate, was in the Capitol to urge legislators to reject a bill that seeks to repeal a law that allows undocumented students pay the lower in-state tuition. She said she couldn't have gone to college without the law. She was interviewed prior to a scheduled hearing on the repeal bill.

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optimist 7 years, 1 month ago

While I sympathize with these children we as a country cannot reward those who violate the law. If these children want to blame someone for not being allowed to pay in state tuition they should look no further than their parents. Either we value the law or we do not. Considering this country has one of the highest per capita incarceration rates I believe we are a country who holds people accountable.

Let's not forget, whether these children are given an unearned benefit by the rest of us who are actually tax payers or not, their lives are much better than if they were in their home country. If this weren’t the case they probably wouldn't be here in the first place. The least they can do is earn their education. This would be a great first step at becoming a contributing citizen rather than another drain on the rest of us.

DWilly 7 years, 1 month ago

How would she apply for a loan if she was an illegal resident?

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