by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Last week, North Carolina rejected in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Now Virginia has followed suit — voting down special tuition breaks for those in this country illegally.
Advocates for illegal alien amnesty are reeling as the Virginia Senate Education committee voted down in-state tuition for illegals in a party-line vote just one day after the North Carolina Attorney General ruled out the special breaks — even for those granted special “DACA” status by Barack Obama last year.
The Virginia version of the so-called Dream Act died in a 6-7 vote.
Senate Bill 249 was introduced by Sen. Donald McEachin (D) and supported by Washington-area Democrat Sens. George Barker, Adam Ebbin, Janet Howell, Dave Marsden and Richard Saslaw. The vote was along party lines.
The bill was heavily supported by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and represents the first major defeat for the Democrat.
The proposal would have allowed students with deferred action status to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities if they meet certain requirements, including “established roots in the community and a family history of paying taxes”, ignoring of course that 75 percent of working-age illegal aliens use stolen or fraudulent Social Security cards to obtain employment. Illegal aliens also routinely use fraudulent documents, perjure themselves on I-9 forms, and commit identity theft in order to get jobs.
Two states in one week reject illegal aliens. Is this the start of a major pushback just as the amnesty fight is about to begin?
Way to go, Virginia!
Brian Hayes is a former crime reporter from Tampa, FL who currently blogs about immigration issues.