Friday, July 08, 2005
Undocumented immigrants get tuition break in Kansas
In a potentially precedent-setting case, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas law (passed in 2004 by the state legislature) that allows undocumented immigrants who went to high-school in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at state universities on Tuesday. According to this Kansas City Star article, the lawsuit (brought by a group of out-of-state students and financed by the friendly folks at FAIR) was seen as a test case since at least 7 other states have similar laws. The growing movement among states to allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition shows that the pressure is mounting for sensible immigration reform (at least when it comes to denying smart kids the opportunity to succeed), and it is not limited to liberals in blue states.