Looks like the Supreme Court wants young Americans to stay in their own states--or else pay a penalty for studying in another state. On the other hand, young Mexicans, Somalis, Guatemalans, and Yemenis who are living in the US illegally are welcome to see the USA at American expense.
Stilton Jarlsberg said it well:
On Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a California law that gives the children of illegal immigrants huge college tuition discounts, while denying those savings to those filthy rotten young good-for-nothing citizens who come from out-of-state.The other eleven states that prefer educating citizens of other countries living in the U.S. illegally to educating citizens of the U.S. whose families helped build the country (and whose family members often died for it) are: Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
Those U.S. citizens will have to cough up as much as $20,000 more...in part, to help pay for the students who are here illegally.
Remember a long, long time ago when kids were taught "crime doesn't pay" in hopes that fewer of them would grow up to be criminals? Well, those days are long gone. Now kids see illegal behavior being rewarded while those who "play by the rules" are penalized by the system, mocked as chumps, or branded as racists and xenophobes if they protest.
Si se puede.