Wednesday, July 24, 2013

University Of Michigan To Give In-State Tuition Discount To Illegals

They don't call UofM and its home city of Ann Arbor the Berkeley of the Midwest for nothing.

Of course, Both the UofM and The Detroit Free Press are all in favor of privileging illegals that are illegally residing in Michigan over United States' citizens from other states.

Editorial: U-M's tuition changes a boon for state, undocumented immigrants

In one sweeping step, the University of Michigan has helped create a path to opportunity and economic stability for undocumented immigrants, a path to Michigan for veterans across the country, and a path home for young Michiganders who have left the state.

Last week, the University of Michigan’s Board Regents expanded eligibility for in-state tuition to any Michigan high school graduate or GED recipient who qualifies for admission after spending two years at an in-state middle or junior high school and at least three years at an in-state high school. The university will also offer in-state tuition to students who have recently left the state, and to active members or veterans of the U.S. military and public health service.

Not only that, but the Freep thinks this execrable decision will enhance the left's holy grail of university education - "diversity".

Add up U-M’s plan to offer in-state tuition to veterans, undocumented immigrants and young people who have recently moved out of Michigan, and the university is making strategic moves to increase its diversity in the face of restrictions on affirmative action.

Note that adding veterans and recently former Michigan residents was an after-thought to try to provide cover for giving illegals in state tuition preference. They begrudged doing that for years and are only doing it now to try to make the dcision regaridng illegals more palatable.

In short, an illegal immigrant in Michigan now only needs to pay $13,000 a year in tuition while a tax-paying American citizen or a legal permanent resident coming from another state has to pay $40,000. Michigan taxpayers will make up the difference via state funding for the university. Great.


Expatriate Owl said...

City University of New York has been doing this for quite a while now.

NotClauswitz said...

Could it be just a ruse to get them to take out massive economically crippling student-loan debt?