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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Residents Mixed on DREAM Act's Economic Impact

While some call the DREAM Act a matter of fairness, others say it’s as simple as looking at the state’s strained budget.

Despite reports heralding the measure’s potential economic benefit, opponents say supporters aren’t considering the burdensome costs it would place on the state.

If upheld in the Nov. 6 election, the DREAM Act is estimated to cost $3.5 million a year in state funds to community and public colleges by 2016, according to the state’s Department of Legislative Services.


Anonymous said...

I'm not mixed at all! We can't afford any more giveaways to anyone, and especially to those here illegally! I stood in line an hour and a half yesterday to vote "NO!" on this!

Anonymous said...

If you are an illegal alien, even be it "not your fault" because your parents brought you here, take the citizenship course, pass the citizenship test, and become a citizen. Now, you are an in state citizen, and now you qualify for in state tuition! There! Isn't that special? What the hell is so hard about this? If you can't do it, go home! DUH!