It’s true. If you can prove you are an illegal alien, you get a really good discount at UCLA. See the video. But the video neglects something far more outrageous. I’ll get to this shortly.
What the video did not reveal is this: state universities across the United States offer the same benefits, and have for years. You can research this here.
Here is the problem. In-state tuition is available to any resident who gets accepted into the program. Does this include an illegal alien? For purposes of K-12 education, the courts have determined that the the children of illegal aliens must attend. This is of course part of the public schools’ ideology: “no child left unindoctrinated.” So, the question arises: If they must attend K-12, why are they not eligible for resident tuition discounts?
If a person is an illegal alien, should he be treated as a resident of the state if he lives out of state? This is what the bad publicity for UCLA is all about. The school gives out-of-state illegals in-state discounts.
This raises a legal question. If the school is charging economic discriminatory high rates to legal out-of-state residents, does this constitute legal or even racial discrimination? You may not be Hispanic. You have been dealt a hand with the race card, which trumps a full house. It is as good as a flush. So, if you want to get in on the deal, and you live outside California, have your child enroll. If he gets get accepted, have your lawyer send a letter to UCLA accusing the school of discrimination. Have him insist that you are entitled to the same discount that an illegal immigrant is entitled to. You might secure the deal.
Did you see how cheap the cost is per credit hour? It’s a real deal!
The logic of tax-supported education leads legislators into some thick underbrush.