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  • Jeff Johnson Jun 18, 2014
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    DACA is not a 'program', it's an executive order from our resident socialist president. Calling it a program implies it was established through due process.

  • Jeff Johnson Jun 18, 2014
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    US citizens from another state should receive instate tuition before illegals do. More will come if we continue to offer rewards for violating our laws.
    The title of the article should read 'Illegals seek more handouts'.

  • Terry Watts Jun 17, 2014
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    They are not looking for a "hand-out". All they want is to be recognized as In-State Residents by the UNC System. They'll still pay tuition like any other kid from NC...

  • Terry Watts Jun 17, 2014
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    Reality bites... Immigration Reform is not going to happen anytime soon...

    DACA kids do have a realistic option: they could join the military. More info can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/news/fact-sheets/naturalization-through-military-service-fact-sheet

  • rcsser Jun 17, 2014

    Don't you mean ILLEGAL

  • flyguync Jun 17, 2014

    Maybe these "undocumented" students should seek educational opportunities in their home countries and see how that works out. Why are these people looking for a handout?

  • Terry Watts Jun 17, 2014
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    There is no point arguing with some that can't differentiate between two separate issues... Giving any person In State Tuition does not change their legal status. To argue differently is to admit ignorance of the Law.

  • imback Jun 17, 2014

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    huh? . Its always been a major issue. Forced into public education? Please explain. And try not to show your partisianship too much.

  • juliomercado Jun 17, 2014

    Simple question: Who pays?? Not the students here illegally or their parents. The people that end up paying are paying enough. NO!

  • imback Jun 17, 2014

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    Oh yes they are. Its all part of the push by both illegals and their supporters to blur the lines between citizens and non-citizens. Question for you. Where will those non-citizens work after they graduate? Are you going to insist they get deported?

  • tracmister Jun 17, 2014

    Many of these children were brought here at a young age and forced, yes forced into public education by a Republican dominate Supreme Court ruling back in the mid 80's. Now that they are adults and no longer part of their own nations heritage in would be a case of cruel and unusual punishment. This problem could have been solved a long time ago. Now it's a major issue.

  • Terry Watts Jun 17, 2014
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    Giving a person In-State Tuition is not the same as giving them Citizenship (Amnesty). Please don't conflate the two issues.

  • icdmbpppl Jun 17, 2014

    Let's all remember when we go to the polls in November, that the Democrat party wants to give illegals amnesty. Let's send a message, that we're tired of them turning a deaf ear to the will of the people. There is absolutely no benefit to this country by allowing illegals to enter or stay here.

  • icdmbpppl Jun 17, 2014

    Send them home. We don't owe illegals anything, and if we stop encouraging them, they'll stop coming. We can't afford this invasion of our schools and welfare system and since we have millions of Americans out of work, we certainly don't need illegals taking any American jobs.

  • imback Jun 17, 2014

    I understand the urge by many to grant in-state tuition and citizenship to people who have been here for many years and/or brought here as children. But a question for those who support amnesty ( And that is what it is), if we grant all the priviledges and rights to the 10-15 million plus who have broken into our country in the last 30 years, what about the next 10 -15 million that come in? Do they get the same benefits 20 years from now? And please do not tell me Obama has deported more than any previous administration. I think those numbers are hogwash and even if we believe them, it barely deals with the millions who are here and continue to come here. When was the last time you saw a story about anyone business being prosecuted for hiring illegals? At what point do we really enforce the law?

  • irbthbow Jun 17, 2014

    These kids didn't choose their heritage origin or other, but neither did I. I don't expect to have all the rights of citizenship in other countries that I'm not a citizen in. If illegals have all the rights of citizens what art the benefits of citizenship? Paying taxes, criminal accountability, drug test for jobs, etc. etc. ? Should I renounce my citizenship now?

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 17, 2014

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    And they get a "raise."

  • Lori De Stefano Jun 17, 2014
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    You already get free education by attending our schools that legal citizens taxes pay for, you and your families do not pay taxes, so therefore your education is free, as well as your breakfasts and lunches and whatever else they give you there. You and your families broke the law, you have absolutely no rights in the USA since you are here illegally. Why don't you take this time and effort to actually become, hmmm I don't know, LEGAL citizens and pay your fair share. I for one am tired of hearing the complaints that you don't get this and that, go back to where you came from and give up all the freebies the USA gives you. I am tired of supporting those here illegally, I can barely support myself while you get by very well with my tax dollars.

  • Jim Buchanan Jun 17, 2014
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    "I'm out here because some of my students are out here, students I've worked with and have known since they were very young," Meyer said. "They're out here standing up to say, 'We've gone through North Carolina schools, and we want the ability to have an affordable college education.'"

    Doesn't everyone? They can pay just as much as Out-of-state students or In-state students. They don't need a handout!!

    If you here to work for your education, then don't ask for handouts!!

  • Al Smith Jun 17, 2014
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    They're breaking the law. That's a fact.

    You don't like the law, fine, try and change it. But in the meantime, you either belong in jail or back in your country of origin.

  • mafiamic Jun 17, 2014

    Illegal Aliens HAVE NO RIGHTS,THAT IS IN THE LAW AND THE CONSTITUTION,READ IT...........................You and your parents broke a federal law and should be puinished,REMEMBER THE PEOPLE RUN THE COUNTRY NOT THE GOVERNMENT SOP LET THE PEOPLE DO THE JUSTICE.

  • Barbara Sossomon Jun 17, 2014
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    At home, having another baby, so we can pay for that one too!

  • mike275132 Jun 17, 2014

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    According to the Democrat Party you are.

  • Joseph Shepard Jun 17, 2014
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    Simply like to remind those supporting this "equity" idea--these people are illegal aliens--key word being "ILLEGAL".

  • Wake1 Jun 17, 2014

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    Good point! I say - Let them serve in the military for four years & place their lives on the line for this country (like many of us have) & if they serve honorably, they become a citizen & the GI Bill.

  • Cabe Merritt Jun 17, 2014
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    Go home, you are here illegally and breaking our laws.

  • lopo Jun 17, 2014

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    I agree good statement. Bad news with those views you are not a liberal democract .:)

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 17, 2014

    You should seek equity in your true country, not one you are a criminal in. Why do criminals believe they should receive the same rights as those of us who are law abiding? Mind blowing but in this society of whiny "oh I am not getting what I want and I want it for nothing" liberals it is not surprising.

  • Ron Coleman Jun 17, 2014
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    Undocumented? Why does the press have to sugar coat it, they are illegal. Why are they allowed to protest at the general assembly and not be arrested when taxpaying American citizens did it yesterday and got arrested.

  • Ty Shrake Jun 17, 2014
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    If the law means nothing to them (and it clearly doesn't) then they should be deported with their parents.

  • disgusted2010 Jun 17, 2014

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    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Enough is Enough People Jun 17, 2014

    There is nothing undocumented about them. They are illegal!

  • disgusted2010 Jun 17, 2014

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    Because most don't try to assimilate. They create their own country's cultures here and refuse to follow our laws. They, like many in our society today, demand all the rights of citizenship with none of the responsibilities.

  • jgriffith3792 Jun 17, 2014

    Amazing. Here illegally and they expect a hand out. Unbelievable.

  • disgusted2010 Jun 17, 2014

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    Has nothing to do with hatred. These people are here ILLEGALY. Why should we, as taxpayers and law abiding citizens, subsidize their educations? I guess that I should suspect nothing less from someone who hates law enforcement, praises criminals and advocates infringement of constitutional rights.

  • klbarker29 Jun 17, 2014

    So let me get this straight. You're argument is that since you've stolen 11 years of education you should now be entitled to cheap college. If someone steals my car I shouldn't be required to send him gas money every week.

  • yg58 Jun 17, 2014

    Like another writer, I am a lifelong liberal democrat, and I believe that "equity" for these students would be for them to return to their home countries for their college education. The fact they they are allowed to stay here and receive free education, through high school, on my tax dollar, despite their parents having brought them here illegally is more than generous on the behalf of the United States and North Carolinians. To think they are entitled to even more is beyond belief.

  • 879wins Jun 17, 2014

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    I'd say your point is a principal of human nature and it makes sense. The belief that is highlighted in this article does not...because of the illegality of the subject.

  • Edward Levy Jun 17, 2014
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    bettyboopr2.Although I am a strong supporter of human rights, we are so far behind almost all states in pay & benefits for our Teachers who are US citizens, we need the money to give them fair salaries, not take care of illegals. Where are our PRIORITIES???

  • UNC006 Jun 17, 2014

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    Hate has nothing to do with anything- hard for some to remember that somebody's got to pay for all of these people. The border is wide open after Barry said "we've built the fence". We have masses of children and bad guys flooding in everyday. Seal the the border now...

  • temajor1 Jun 17, 2014

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    While a few may be 'spewing hate', most are simply arguing for rule of law. It's this inability to enforce laws that will lead to the American failure that you speak of. When that day comes...I may be going to Canda...but I won't be asking for a hand-out.

  • momeeee Jun 17, 2014

    Another question... Say we DO pay for their college education how can they legally get a job using their degree here?

  • earnyourownway Jun 17, 2014

    Arrest and deport.

  • dlnorri Jun 17, 2014

    A scholar from France has to pay out-of-state tuition, a visiting student from the old soviet block has to pay out of state tuition, A poor kid from South Carolina that wants to to to school here has to pay out of state tuitions. Yet illegals think they should be exempt?? When they apply and it is identified that they are illegals, they should be sent home.

  • Nan Toppin Jun 17, 2014
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    this is what happens when you are the most generous nation in the world...you get taken advantage of...

  • James Kirby Jun 17, 2014
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    Wait so they want to be treated like legal citizens even though they're technically breaking the law? Don't our tax dollars go towards paying for all these schools they attended and want to attend? and they don't pay the same taxes that we do that support these schools?!? How on earth do they think they deserve this? Your not a citizen. You don't get the same rights that citizens do. If you want them then become a citizen. END OF STORY

  • Geez Louise Jun 17, 2014

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    --That's right. Hey kids, become a US citizen or get your green card, get a social security number and start paying taxes like the rest of us, then we can talk in-state tuition.

  • justabumer Jun 17, 2014

    Wouldn't the problem be solved if they simply went through the process to become a US citizen?

  • Bubba Jim Jun 17, 2014
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    They are NOT Undocumented....they are ILLEGAL!!!!!!

  • bettyboopr2 Jun 17, 2014

    They are ILLEGAL!!!!! They have no rights here.

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