A bill allowing lower tuition rates for illegal immigrant students received final approval from state House lawmakers Friday.

The bill passed 40-21 and will now proceed to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign the bill. Three Republicans joined with all the Democratic lawmakers to approve the bill.

Hickenlooper tweeted, “Undocumented kids will now have a fair and equitable way to pursue a higher education in CO. Well done.”

The bill allows students who graduate from Colorado high schools to attend college at the in-state rate regardless of their immigration status.

Currently, students in the country illegally must pay the non-resident tuition rate, which can be more than three times higher than the in-state rate.

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The bill has some specific requirements: Students must graduate from a Colorado high school, they must have resided in Colorado for at least three consecutive years and they must sign an affidavit stating they are seeking citizenship.

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  • GeneticsareDestiny

    How can someone with Mexican or other South American citizenship be an “in-state” student in the U.S.? No one seems to want to acknowledge that they’re not really “undocumented.” They’ve got plenty of documentation. Unfortunately, it’s all for their home countries.

    • The__Bobster

      No, their have plenty of fraudulent documents, too.

    • crystalevans

      Remember many of them are have benefited from Obama’s deferred action program and actually have Social Security cards, a work permit and a drivers license. Granted it is temporary and has to renewed every two years, but at least they have legal non fraudulent documents to show some proof of residency.

      • W Dawes

        But only those who frauded the system in the first place, have “those kinds” of temporary legal documents.

  • Old Right

    Give more “rights” to lawbreaking foreigners while disarming law-abiding Americans. What a great idea. It’s not just the gun makers that need to exit Colorado.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    What the bleep is going on in Colorado? Did the moonbats focus on taking it over? There’s that and I think a bunch of tax measures, and then anti-gun measures. Well, if they have just taken over, they sure don’t waste time. But WTF is the GOP doing going along with it? THey should just kill themselves if they want to be so suicidal.

    • RisingReich

      It took five legislative sessions to finally get this bill passed. The gop here is as stupid as the stupid party gets. But Colorado is a migration point not only for invaders, but for California leftist lunatics who ran from the utopia they created there and are wasting no time recreating the misery here.

      What this article misses is the sad state of funding for all public universities. CU raised the instate tuition rates by nineteen percent approximately for the last five years or so. So how the flip is this going to help?

      Also please dont forget looper is considering a presidential bid.

      We are surely doomed.

  • John

    How many trillions in taxes do illegals and Blacks cost White taxpayers? How much better off would you and your family be in a nation without illegals and Blacks?

    • liberalsuck

      1 million times better! I’d imagine it would be like Switzerland or Iceland. Ah, how nice.

  • This is exactly why I am holding the GOP accountable and responsible. Ignoring the illegal alien issue is the same thing as pushing amnesty.
    If the Republican Party wants to commit suicide, I’ll kindly send them on their way.

    • Felix_M

      I’ll get the popcorn.

      We can all stand on the sidelines and cheer them on together.

    • liberalsuck

      Well, they’re certainly not getting my vote anymore. I’m tired of all the people they bring out. They either suck up to Israel or say we need to “spread democracy” or pander to blacks or Hispanics instead of making our country what it was like 100 years ago or so.

  • The__Bobster

    Hickenlooper tweeted, “Undocumented kids will now have a fair and equitable way to pursue a higher education in CO. Well done.”

    __________

    This loopy Looper needs to be impeached. He can’t even bring himself to call them illegal aliens. Is he being “fair and equitable” to the American parents in his state?

    And what about out-of-state American students? Will they now be paying far more than the invaders who broke into this country?

    • crystalevans

      Out of state US citizens are screwed. Illegals should not receive in state tuition. Since they are not US citizens or have green cards, they need to pay the same rate as International students. With DACA, they have the same status as a someone on a student visa.

      • liberalsuck

        They’re illegal. They’re NOT supposed to be here at all.

  • MobyWhite

    Progress of the Destruction of the White Republic of America.

    They gave away everything to the blacks, then what was left over they gave to the women. Now the scraps are going to the gays and illegal aliens.

    What will our kids lives be like in the future? They will be ruled by Aliens and Perverts, and most of them will be converted to the Change that makes America so much better than the horrible days when gays couldn’t marry and everybody on earth wasn’t an Amnesty Citizen.

    • So CAL Snowman

      I don’t think our children will have to be worried about being ruled over by Aliens and perverts because I honestly believe that there will not be a functioning United States in 10 years time.

      • MobyWhite

        You can’t buy enough gold and freeze dried food to prepare for what’s coming next. Best prepare your prayers that starvation won’t force you to eat your pets.

    • brengunn

      America so much better than the horrible days when gays couldn’t marry

      And what about the freedom so beloved of ye Americans?

      • Wayne

        There is a difference between freedom and lisciousness, sodo-marriage is the latter.

        • brengunn

          As long as he ain’t sodo-marrying you, what’s the problem?

          Oh, and by the way, when you say ‘lisciousness’, do you mean deliciousness!?!?

          • Wayne

            Because true freedom advances a civilization or society in this case with children. Lisciousness degrades a society and has no benefit. If you worship the placing of your member in a raw sewage pipe, go ahead, just don’t bring your pointless and disgusting disease ridden habit on society.

          • brengunn

            Who’s to say your sons won’t grow up to be gay? Surely, you’d want them to have the freedom to live their lives without the harassment and intimidation that comes with their love of gay sex.

          • Wayne

            Nobody said you couldn’t dirty your member in a raw sewage pipe. Do it all day in the privacy of your own home with a consenting adult. Just keep it in doors. Don’t expect we who have a modicum of virtue remaining should welcome your nasty and degrading perversions.
            And thanks for admitting it is just a sick perversion, not that they are “born that way”.

  • My guess is that they are all already receiving the in-state rate regardless of their immigration status.

    And my guess is that this just will enable the state to offer them special “Diversity Grants” courtesy of Hispanic lawmakers.

    • Liberalsuck

      What are all these Hispanics going to do when whites leave these Southwestern states and the money dries up? Colorado already pissed off lots of gunowners and people who go there to hunt with the recent gun laws they passed.

  • dd121

    Well, I guess here in Colorado the Dems have the Hispanic vote sewed up. All they had to do was ignore the immigration laws and give free stuff to the illegals. God, my country is dissolving before my eyes.

    • liberalsuck

      I hear Colorado was a nice state up until the 70s or so when the California leftists moved in and screwed things up.

    • W Dawes

      Yep, One of my old bosses had relatives in CO Springs, and he told me to move there back in the late 80’s. I said forget it because the Socialists are already moving there to screw it up.

  • Diamond_Lil

    How many Latino Studies Grads do we need? None. Shame, Colorado, shame.

  • brengunn

    They’re not going back to Mexico, they’re staying in the US, so why not educate them so they can contribute more tax revenue when they are of working age, rather than pay no tax at all, mowing lawns lawns and cleaning pools. It will be better for everyone, be better for society, if these kids have a basic education.

    Work with the hand you’ve been dealt instead of what if’s.

    • RisingReich

      Go back to your la raza rallies.
      If you think these invaders will pay taxes I have a bridge to sell you.

      • brengunn

        It’s about pragmatism rather than what seems to be advocated here, the usual anti-taxes, anti-immigrant position even when it’s against your self interest.

        Those kids are here to stay, better to invest something in their future because it will benefit everyone.

        • IstvanIN

          We could dispose of them if we had the will. Their future is our end. What their parents did for Mexico and Central America they will do for the US.

        • Wayne

          Here to stay because we let them. If it is for any other reason we should just surrender this abortion of a country now.

        • RisingReich

          You have derailed. They are not here to stay, nor is this people’s presence or advancement (at my expense) beneficial in any way to me or people like me.

        • Greg Thomas

          Illegal invaders are not “immigrants” Mr.La Raza.

          • brengunn

            And “illegal invaders” are not a genocidal army.

          • Felix_M

            I’m sure some Roman senator said the same thing about the Vandals, the Huns and the Goths.

          • liberalsuck

            Are you flippin’ serious? Have you heard of the La Raza groups? They kill blacks in California and they want to “kick all the gringos” out of the Southwest by any means. They wanted a “mexican studies” course to berate white people. They constantly gloat about how they are taking over. Why should I love people like that or try to help them out?

          • Greg Thomas

            Millions of Americans disagree with you Mr. La Raza. Moreover, the corrupt nature of these people has a tendency to destroy any and everything they come into contact with. They are no good for this country and we do not want nor need them here.

        • Felix_M

          Encouraging bad behavior and surrender isn’t pragmatism. It’s cowardice. We already know amnesty failed the first time. So we know it will fail again.

          We’re not talking about rounding people up and sending them home on buses. We’re talking about enforcing e-verify. Penalizing people who employ them and taking away their taxpayer provided benefits.

          Didn’t your mother ever tell you that if you can’t make a situation better, at the very least, don’t make it worse? THAT is precisely what a second amnesty will do, make things a whole lot worse.

          Let them continue to live “in the shadows” if they must. At least don’t send a message to the world that America is open to every squatter who can sneak in.

    • Wayne

      Lets allow 10 squatters into your house and then tell you they are not going anywhere so you best deal the hand you are given. Your household will be much better of if you pay for these squatters to go to school with your kids and move into your kids rooms. How’s that?

    • mobilebay

      I’m so happy that people with your mindset weren’t around leading this country on Dec. 7, 1941. We would have seen a white flag flying over the White House. It’s been a long time since we’ve had anyone with a backbone defending this country from invaders.

      • brengunn

        If it wasn’t for war, people like you would have no reference with which to judge the world. It really is that black and white for you, isn’t it. And everyone/everything is always falling short of those brave men who gave their lives in 1917,1942……..

        No matter that your comparisons are often ludicrous and have no equivalence, whatsoever. What kind of convoluted logic has you compare free high school education for illegal immigrant children to the Japanese act of war at Pearl Harbour? That’s also a bit disrespectful to their memories, I think.

        You may dream of a reckoning, where all the blacks and browns are sent packing, but it’s nothing more than a fantasy. So, there has to be an uneasy alliance as every one’s future is bound together.

        It may be unpleasant to have ‘your’ tax dollars spent on education for immigrants but you can rest easy knowing that one day they will be taxed their fair share, rather than contribute nothing while working as an illegal. Who knows, ‘their’ tax dollars may pay into any state benefits you receive when you’re aged.

        P.S. Everyone is worried that the Hispanics are importing the 3rd world into the US , well, there is no faster way to import the 3rd world than deny immigrants an education.

        • Felix_M

          Please leave your name, phone number and address, and we’ll make sure to send a deserving illegal alien family to live with you. We know you’ll be glad to show how much you believe in amnesty by putting your money where your mouth is and allowing a lovely common-law couple and their 6 children to camp in your living room, eat from your refrigerator and receive healthcare benefits paid for by you.

          Come on. Step up to the plate! Show you’re not just all talk.

          • brengunn

            More failures of logic. Why does disagreeing with your position mean I have to let a family of ten immigrants live in my front room?

            Police the borders rigidly, fine employers that hire illegals, fight against the victim mentality that parts of the left(and their own leaders) want to foist on them. I’m for all of that.

            But, if illegal immigrants of school age are in the country they should have access to an education at taxpayers expense. In all likelihood they will remain here as adults and a literate adult is better than an illiterate adult. I can’t see any downside to this.

          • liberalsuck

            “””More failures of logic. Why does disagreeing with your position mean I
            have to let a family of ten immigrants live in my front room?”

            Because people like you with this white guilt for nonwhites push your guilt onto other decent, hardworking white people that just want to be left alone and, if they weren’t taxed so much, their money could have been used to pop out some more productive, nice white babies instead of third-world invading scumbags. If you are going to champion a cause, then get off your hide and step up to the plate first.

          • Greg Thomas

            Why not deport them. They have schools in mexico
            Mr. Raza. Sounds like the prudent thing to do. You know the rule of law and what not.

          • Felix_M

            Didn’t your mother ever tell you to put your money where your mouth is? If you won’t make a commitment to supporting amnesty, why should you expect everyone else to?

            Like almost all leftists, you’re a hypocrite plain and simple.

            But, if illegal immigrants of school age are in the country they should have access to an education at taxpayers expense.

            No. If you do that, then you set a very bad precedent. If we have to grant special favors to these non-citizens squatting in the country, how soon before we must extend it to anyone else around the world? And, please say it can’t happen. Granting preferred tuition status to illegals is just the camel’s nose still further into the tent. Plus, since we demand responsibilities of our citizens, shouldn’t they be logically given privileges, as well?

          • brengunn

            If you won’t make a commitment to supporting amnesty, why should you expect everyone else to? Like almost all leftists, you’re a hypocrite plain and simple.

            If I expected you to take immigrants into your own home, then you could call me a hypocrite, but I don’t expect that of you.

            I wasn’t even calling for an amnesty as I don’t understand the full implications of millions of new citizens. I wasn’t not calling for amnesty, either. I don’t know enough about the situation to make a decision.

            All I called for was the free education of immigrant children. This is not a special privilege. Every child in America has the right to be educated by the state.

          • Wayne

            Negative, dope! Every AMERICAN child has an opportunity for an education.
            Seriously, you are either stupid or anti-white.

          • Wayne

            Baloney! It’s exactly the same, stop dodging, traitor. Our nation is the extension of our home and family. You should not do to your nation what you would not to your home, because that is exactly what it is. Taxes don’t come from thin air, Nutjob, they are paid by mom and pop and our nation is for our descendants not for illegal squatters.
            But go ahead, Mr. Pragmatic, give up your inheritance to a third world foreigner, let the illegal take the place of your own children, then come back to us with your sanctimonious idiocy.

          • brengunn

            The neighbourhood I live in has a large immigrant population, so even if he was being metaphorical, I’m still not a hypocrite.

            I’m sure there are even some illegals here, and should their status be discovered, I expect them to be deported. In the mean time they should be treated humanely and their children should have the same benefits of a native child, like education, healthcare etc.

            Taxes don’t come from thin air, Nutjob, they are paid by mom and pop

            and our nation is for our descendants not for illegal squatters.

          • Wayne

            So while those squatters are in your house you are going to treat their children same as your? They will have the very same rights to what you’ve earned as your own kids, right?
            Your illogic is just ridiculous.

        • Greg Thomas

          Let them get “educated” in their rightful country of citizenship.We owe them nothing but a one way ticket home. We should bill mexico for that ticket as well, but they would never pay, as they are a nation of parasites.

    • Felix_M

      Because rewarding bad behavior only encourages it.

      The 1st amnesty made a bad situation worse. A 2nd is only going to make a terrible situation worse still. A 2nd amnesty says to every third worlder: “You all come on down! Just sneak in and wait around for the next amnesty! Our “leaders” don’t give a f*** about protecting the country or its citizens, so you can just wait it out. It may take a few years, but in the meanwhile, drop an anchor baby or two and you’re home free.”

      And with a 2nd amnesty the whole world knows that in time, led by the a**holes in Washington, will inevitably come a third.

      The 1st amnesty was for 3 million. This one they’re telling us 11 million, which is the same number they’ve been using since 2006. How many will we be asked to amnesty in 2040? 40 million? 50 million. No thank you.

      Fighting another amnesty is not just fighting for ourselves. It’s fighting for our country, for our children and our grandchildren.

      I am not ashamed to say it: I do not want my country to become some 3rd world dung heap because our “leaders” in Washington are too cowardly to do the right thing.

  • bigone4u

    Texas pols and the educational establishment argue that Mexicans are the new majority and we can’t have an uneducated majority. An uneducated mass of Hispanics would drive businesses out of Texas and whites would lose their jobs. Whites in their old age will benefit by having prosperous Hispanics who will be thankful to whites for giving them a tuition break and will see to it that the state takes good care of its elderly white citizens. That’s the argument for cheap tuition and scholarships for illegals. It’s a difficult argument to refute. In an academic or legislative setting you can’t just call it BS.
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    Furthermore, in Texas the argument is that you’ll have to mow your own lawn without the illegals. Your new house will cost much more to build without them. They keep Texas’s cost of living low, so shout out a “Howdy, new neighbor” when an illegal shows up with his dozen kids in the house next door.

    • IstvanIN

      So you would have to mow your own lawn and have to live in a smaller, but no doubt better built, house. What a pity. They sell us the same [email protected] here in NJ.

      • bigone4u

        You’re right about poor construction quality being one of the hidden costs of putting illegals to work in homebuilding. There are some $750,000 homes nearby that were built with Mexican labor. Poorly done they were. But I wonder if whites are getting lazy or too busy. Having to mow their own yards would be a huge deal for some folks I know. They would rather have Charles Manson on the loose in a yard crew rather than do it themselves. Big supporters of Mexicans these whites are.

        • IstvanIN

          Hire a white guy to mow the lawn, my parents do. As for poor construction, the ticky-tacky McMansions will be long gone while the pre-war homes, and quite a few 1950s/1960s homes will be here long after I have left this mortal coil.

          • Felix_M

            If Latino-built houses are as solid as their countries, one would be a fool to by one.

        • crystalevans

          I see a lot of Latinos at constructions sites, I wonder if these are just laborers or skilled tradesmen? Construction trades are usually apprenticeships that are held by unions. It takes several years to become a journeyman. I guess the construction companies pay illegals lower wages to “learn on the job” without any formal training.

        • saxonsun

          We’ve been complacent now for many decades.

  • Lakeview Senior

    Bills like this one must make elites like Bill Gates and his wife Melina happy because their foundation gives out scholarships for college all over the world but excludes CAUCASIANS. You can go to their website, ‘The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’ and see for yourself. They must really hate White people for some reason or other. It seems the powers-to-be in business and politics have waited until most of the generation that fought and died in WWII are gone.

    • crystalevans

      They probably exclude Asian Americans too.

    • liberalsuck

      Maybe I should sell my Microsoft stock then?

    • W Dawes

      But their sons and daughters are still here, and they remember, and teach their family.

  • Professor Jon

    Of course we have all read the conditions in this particular situation.

    But I am amazed at the logic of allowing someone here illegally, often with false papers, can receive the benefits of the state – education, health, unemployment, et cetera.

    Couldn’t this be an open door for a natural born US citizen to just show up at any school, hospital or job site without identification and claim the benefits of the state?

    It boggles the mind. It truly is a collapse.

  • Bill

    The fact of the titles of the two stories right next to each other tells the story of our rotten country and it’s politicians. The Army ceases tuition assistance for our soldiers who risk their lives and give hard military service to the nation. Yet Colorado passes a law which gives people here ILLEGALLY a tuition break. Says it all about what is wrong in this country.

  • bull connor

    My sister lives in Colorado and was amazed what the House was doing for illegals while she was struggling to educate her own children. I asked her if she had heard of Tom Tancredo. She said “Oh, he’s a racist and surrounds himself with the Klan”. I told her about drastic measures and she just scoffed at me.

    • Bobby

      I completely believe you from my own experiences. White women are so utterly clueless on these matters that they need some serious education and possibly something to UNBRAINWASH THEM OFF OF THE EVIL LEFTIST ANIT-WHITE PROGRAMS.

  • saxonsun

    When I heard this on the news I thought I was having a nightmare. How can madness become reality?

  • Mariner33

    It’s called racketeering: I give you money earned from others, put you ahead of them, and you vote for me.

  • Snesgamer

    They may as well drop the requirements bullcrap at the end. We all know at the end of the day when it becomes evident not enough illegals fit the bill, they will “forget” all of them and proceed to waste our tax dollars on them

  • W Dawes

    Today, the army suspended tuition program for troops due to budget cuts but illegals get tuition breaks? Obama cuts White House tours due to budget cuts but the program is ran by volunteers? Tell me how the U.S. Government has not declared war against U.S. citizens?

  • Bobby

    Another demonstration of white traitors in action. STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES, when you morons keep electing people like this in Colorado. And also, you mean to tell me that the idiotic Hickenlooper is still in political office!!!!! He’s been pandering to illegal foreign nationalis for as long as I can remember. YOU PEOPLE IN COLORADO ARE GOING TO DESERVE EVERYTHING COMING DOWN THE ROAD AT YOU. Haven’t you ever heard of a place called CALIFORNIA!!!!!!, and what traitors in the state Capitol did to it.?????

    • Bobby

      Perhaps I should clarify what I mean by “white traitors in the above post. Immigration activism, even for illegal foreign nationals, is always concerned with ‘race”, and helping people of other “races”, as the left always says. So if race is always an issue with the acitivists, why shouldn’t it be with European -Americans for example? Only fair.

  • levotb

    Liberals and RINOs are the problem but Conservatives continue to elect “the lesser of two evils” RINOs into office, those puppets of the Chamber and BigAg instead of true Conservatives. This is one of the unpleasant results.

  • Bobby

    Don’t EVER, NEVER, ALLOW, anyone from California to get a political office in Colorado…YOU’LL BE SOOORRRYYYYY…………

  • Fr. John+

    I now understand why Scalawags and Revenuers feared lynching in the Old South, enacting a foreign government’s oppressive regime measures. They deserved it…just like today.

  • evilsandmich

    “Students must graduate from a Colorado high school”
    Stupid law, but it appears to be largely symbolic.
    Some whites in CO actively don’t care about the Hispanic invasion because they see it as a (twisted) way to keep blacks out.