California just flushed itself down the toilet again.
The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.
In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel’s more conservative members, the state high court said a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate does not conflict with a federal prohibition on giving illegal immigrants educational benefits based on residency.
California is one of several states that permit illegal immigrants to take advantage of lower college tuition for students who attend high school and graduate in state. About 25,000 illegal immigrants are estimated to receive in-state tuition rates in California.
A group fighting illegal immigration challenged the California law on behalf of U.S. citizens who pay the higher tuition as out-of-state students. The group won in lower court, and the state appealed.
The lawsuit contended the California law usurped a federal prohibition on giving educational benefits based on residency to illegal immigrants but not all U.S. citizens.
College students who are in the country illegally are barred from government financial-aid programs. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected eventually to decide whether the lower tuition rates also violate federal law.
Here’s what Chin wrote:
“It cannot be the case that states may never give a benefit to unlawful aliens without giving the same benefit to all American citizens”
What the fuck???? Chin is a complete moron. That’s some of the most convoluted “reasoning” I’ve ever read. To compare the rights of U.S. citizens with the unlawful extension of benefits to illegal aliens, is just beyond stupid.
The U.S. Supreme Court should be deciding that taxpayer-funded tuition for ILLEGAL aliens violates federal law. What part of “Illegal” doesn’t California understand? They shouldn’t be here to begin with. They have no business or right to be living in CA at all. They’re ILLEGALS, yet they’re getting welfare, free medical care, and education on the public dole, instead of a swift kick in the ass back across the border.
It’s cut and dry: Anyone entering the United States without proper authorization is a felon. Any foreigner who stays in the United States without authorization has violated federal law. This is not the United States of Mexico, it’s the United States of America.
These “sanctuary states” are established by leftwingnut politicians and judges who violate federal statutes by granting law-breaking illegals the privileges and rights meant for U.S. citizens.
I’m sure Obama will file a lawsuit against California for enacting legislation that “impedes” federal law.
Just like Arizona, right?