Originally Posted by PatsFanInVa
The state of Massachusetts, evidently, believes in granting in-state tuition to a resident of the state who fits all the residency requirements.
This is a state issue.
I just feel that the son or daughter of a legal united states citizen working in Massachusetts and paying taxes , should have the same rights as the son and daughter of an illegal working under the table in Massachusetts.
Deval Patrick may not have the authority to pull this off.
This may end up in court.
The state legislature would not even pass this.
Even though most of the legislature are democrats, they would not support
this because of voter backlash.
The voters do not support illegals (polls) getting in-state tuition.
Deval is doing this because he never plans on running again for Govenor.
He has his eye on a much bigger prize.
I have a feeling Deval will run for president in 2016.
He was a long shot in 2008, in Massachusetts and won.
I do not believe Deval will get the support that Obama received.
Obama is a like-able guy.
Deval comes across as a smug little twirp.
(That won't fly outside of Massachusetts).
How did he get elected you ask.....
He is a democrat in Massachustts