Fight over illegals' tuition reaches high court

The issue of benefits for illegal immigrants landed at the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, as out-of-state students challenged a law allowing anyone who has graduated from a California high school to pay in-state tuition at a public university, regardless of immigration status. Full Story »

Posted by Katherine Tolentino - via Google News (Immigration), NewsRack (U.S.)
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Posted by: Posted by Katherine Tolentino - Oct 5, 2010 - 6:24 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Oct 6, 2010 - 11:50 AM PDT

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Oct. 6, 2010

This article covers the California law suit fairly well, but fails to add two important points. Mr. Kobach lives on the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area. He sued the state of Kansas in the same manner on a very similar law. He lost and is now a candidate for Secretary of State. Our nation and its states have huge issues that need attention and are focused on this type of fringe issues. Wake up America!

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Shannon Brown
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by Shannon Brown - Oct. 7, 2010

I like how in depth the author went, even without further information since the ruling hasn't occurred. It's fair and factual; and since there are several states with statutes like California's (with many people bound to disagree), I'd say it's very relevant.

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Sihoon Yang
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by Sihoon Yang - Nov. 3, 2010

Although this article could be written and organized better, it does a good job of being straightforward with the facts and conveying the controversy surrounding the issue.

The frame of this story is mostly of legality (institutional, structural). The controversy is that illegal immigrants are allowed to pay in-state costs while U.S. citizens outside of california are required to pay the usual higher out-of-state costs. The story describes a law that allows students who graduated from a California high school to pay the in-state tuition rates--a law that 42 non-Californians are challenging. An attorney for the students, Kris Kobach, is quoted as saying ... More »

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Justin Davis
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by Justin Davis - Oct. 7, 2010

he article was good but the author should have focused mor on the immigration issue. no illegal immigrants were interviewed. if they didnt want the law to be in place for illegal immigrants than that should have been in the original guidelines.

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Gabriella Gamboa
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by Gabriella Gamboa - Oct. 28, 2010

The framing of this story is on the debate of whether illegals should get the same tuition fees as state residents. This framing lies within institutional and structural. It focuses on the controversy of an illegal getting better benefits within tuition compared to an out of state american resident. This is appropriate framing because it's a controversy of legality within the structure of Universities. The article reflects that with a focus on relevant inputs: a professor, Justice, and UC attorney. And the framing on these inputs gives a raw interpretation of this significant debate.

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Leon Cortes Jr.
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by Leon Cortes Jr. - Oct. 15, 2010

The article in the SF Chronicle on immigrants who want to pay in state tuition if they graduated from a California high school is a very interesting. It is something new to me, and important to immigrant rights. If the law is overturned it will allow a lot of children to go to college. It will also upset a lot of people because it will make it a lot harder to enroll in California colleges.

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