Thursday, September 18, 2008

Kobach Scores Big Win - California Court Declares Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants Unconstitutional

Just two months after the US Supreme Court decided not to hear a similar case brought by UMKC law professor Kris Kobach against the state of Kansas, a California appeals court has declared tuition breaks for illegal immigrants unconstitutional and in contradiction with federal law.

The federal law in questions is section 505 of the Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Reconciliation Act of 1996 which requires all US citizens receive the same tuition benefits that illegal immigrants do regardless of state of residency.
“The decision also makes it clear that federal law preempts many benefits that are being dispensed to illegal aliens that are expressly prohibited under the Welfare Reform Act," Kobach said in an IRLI report. "In the court's opinion, citizens have the right to go to court and sue to prevent illegal aliens from benefiting from a whole range of government programs."

Currently, 9 states have laws granting tuition breaks for illegal aliens on the books. Kansas being one of them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's about time someone realized that breaks for criminals and not for honest folks is just damn wrong.