GOP presidential debate also focuses on issue
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has issued a formal opinion upholding the 2006 voter approved law (Proposition 300) which denied privileges granted citizens to extend to illegals.
In his opinion published yesterday, Republican Horne specifically disallows Arizona community colleges to classify illegals as in-state students for tuition purposes. The opinion was requested by state Sen. Linda Gray (R-Dist.10) after the Maricopa County Community College District board considered allowing those unlawfully in the United States to qualify for in-state tuition. Horne said the practice would violate state law and may subject community college districts and members of their boards to litigation, financial liability and other penalties.
This exact issue presented a defining moment in last thursday's GOP presidential debate when Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his granting of in-state tuition to illegals, referring to those who opposed the $100,000 per student taxpayer funded gift by declaring, “I don’t think you have a heart.”
A Rasmussen poll taken last month showed 81% of Americans oppose such a move in their state.
Although Perry said last thursday that he supported Arizona’s popular SB 1070, he has previously said he would veto any SB 1070-style law in Texas.
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