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Stop Subsidized In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens!

(a/k/a "Tuition Equity" )

"Tuition Equity" = Ohio Taxpayer subsidized tuition for Illegal aliens.

Ohio's Board of Regents allows Illegal Aliens to obtain Ohio taxpayer subsidized college tuition.

1-22-21 Action Alert!  

Since 2013, Illegal aliens have been able to get Ohio taxpayer subsidized college tuition.

Help stop taxpayer subsidized college tuition for Illegal Aliens

1. Call the Ohio Department of Higher Education's  Chancellor Randy Gardner at 614-466-6000.  Tell him you oppose taxpayer subsidized tuition for illegal aliens!

  Email: chancellor@highered.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Higher Education

25 S. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215

2.  Attend a public meetings and demand change.

3. Call Governor DeWine. Request that he oppose In-state tuition for illegal aliens.  Ask him to abolish the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA).  OCHLA has a history of using taxpayer funds to  advocate for illegal aliens.

 Governor's office: (614) 466-4357

Sample script: " Hello, I am calling today to request that you ask Governor DeWine and your legislative party leaders to oppose in-state subsidized tuition rates (aka tuition equity) for illegal aliens.  I do not believe that the State of Ohio should be using my scarce tax dollars to subsidize the college education of illegal aliens in Ohio.  Thank you."

Governor John DeWine's mailing address:
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, Oh 43215-6117

4. Ask your Ohio state representative and senator to oppose in-state tuition rates for illegal aliens and abolish the Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs!  The directory links below have their official contact information. A sample script is also below if you get nervous on the phone and don't know what you should say.

Ohio House of Representatives: 1-800-282-0253

134th  Ohio House of Representatives Directory 

Ohio Senate

 134th Ohio State Senate Directory

Sample script:  Hello, I am calling today to request that you ask  your legislative party leaders to oppose in-state subsidized tuition rates (a.k.a. tuition equity) for illegal aliens.  I don't believe that my scarce tax dollars should be used to subsidize the college education of illegal aliens in Ohio.  Thank you.

More below...

Q.) What Ohio Commission used your tax dollars to get taxpayer subsidized college tuition rates for illegal aliens?

A.) The Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (OCHLA).

Q) How did OCHLA get Ohio to give illegal aliens in-state subsidized college tuition?

A)  OCHLA worked within state government to redefine "residency," in relation to college tuition rules, to include illegal aliens that have attended and graduated from Ohio high schools.

OCHLA  also worked with outside advocacy groups to pressure Ohio's public officials to pass legislation.


Why should Illegal Aliens get more favorable tuition rates than U.S. citizens?

By Steve Salvi, Founder, OJJPAC.org

Public college tuition schedules are usually at least two-tiered. US citizens that meet a state's residency requirement pay "in-state tuition" rates that are often substantially less than non-resident  "out-of-state tuition." Some state colleges include a tuition schedules for international students.  Non-resident fees used to be  typically paid by foreign students and American students whose legal residency is in another state.

The reason state public colleges and universities charge higher tuition for non-residents is because residents have been subject to past taxation to support that state's public educational institutions.

 However, illegal aliens and their lobby groups began to demand that states allow them to pay the lower "in-state" tuition rates despite the fact that they are foreign nationals, not U.S. citizens, and have no legal right to even be in the U.S.  In order to satisfy these illegal aliens turned political activists, a number of states, including Ohio, began to change their laws. Legislators passed laws or "Board of Regents" used administrative law to carve out this new education subsidy for illegal aliens.

Many American students attending out-of-state schools think it is unfair that illegal aliens, which are primarily Mexican nationals, are given privileges that they don't get.  A student who is a US citizen but goes to a college in another state might have to pay $20,000 more in tuition than an illegal alien student at the same school. California was sued for charging illegal aliens the lower in-state tuition rate, but the US Supreme Court ruled that California has the legal right to charge illegal aliens the lower tuition rate.

Open-border ethnocentric advocates such as La Raza, MEChA, LULAC, and others,  have been lobbying for years to pass what is generally known as The DREAM Act.  The DREAM Act is a bill that has been introduced (and reintroduced)  in the U.S. Congress for years.  The purpose of the  DREAM Act is to legalize millions of illegal aliens. One  benefits of the bill is that it would allow illegal aliens to pay lower in-state tuition in every state.  The DREAM Act is great for illegal aliens but a nightmare for U.S. taxpayers who must subsidize their education.

Why should US taxpayers be forced to subsidize the college education of millions of illegal aliens when many Americans can't afford to send their own children to college?

Wouldn't it be nice if Americans could sneak into another country, pay no taxes, and get  a free K-12 grade education worth $150,000.00 which is paid by your host nation?  How about a subsidized college education to the tune of another $40-60,000.00? 

That is exactly what is happening in the US.  Illegal aliens are residing in the U.S. and then going to school here on your dime. Then the illegal aliens have the nerve to protest and vilify U.S. public officials and citizens who want the federal government to enforce our immigration laws.

The bottom-line

    Illegal aliens should not get special treatment in our public or  private colleges and universities.  In fact, they should not even be admitted.  As illegal aliens, they have no legal right to be in the U.S.  Why are some states allowing illegal aliens the privilege of attending U.S. taxpayer supported schools? The answer is that too few Americans know what is going on and even fewer are doing anything about it.  The groups that support spending U.S. tax dollars on a multitude of benefits for illegal aliens are lobbying government officials 24/7 to get favorable treatment through administrative orders, executive orders, and laws.

    In my opinion, the best way to help "educate" illegal aliens is to teach them about the rule of law. The first lesson should be that the U.S. will aggressively enforce the existing immigration laws. Unfortunately, our immigration laws have been inadequately enforced for many years going back decades.  Where past administrations were primarily passive in immigration law enforcement, the Obama administration actively worked to undermine and dismantle immigration law enforcement.  In fact, the Obama administration did its best to protect illegal aliens. The Obama Department of Justice ignored sanctuary cities but sued cities and states that attempted to stop illegal migration in their jurisdictions. The Obama administration also supported a general Amnesty to maintain his Hispanic political base.
My  "DREAM" is that the American public will wake up and tell their public officials to kill the "DREAM Act" and start enforcing our existing immigration laws.


Find out how politicians sold 'tuition equity'

 to public with half-truths in Oregon

Read PolitiFact article here.


Ohio specific articles about in-state discount tuition for Ilegal Aliens

9-5-17 Colleges express support for undocumented immigrant students affected if DACA ends

4-8-17, PBS.org, Debate over in-state tuition for students in U.S. illegally

7-29-15 Wall Street Journal Some States Resist Offering Tuition Breaks to Undocumented Immigrants

9-22-13 The Columbus Dispatch Bill would overturn in-state tuition for some undocumented [illegal alien] immigrants

7-31-13 Ohio's public colleges must offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants [Illegal Aliens] with temporary legal status, regents say

2-18-13 Immigration Activists Pushing For Tuition Equity In Ohio

6-27-12 Tuition Equity Bill Would Give Illegal Aliens Discounted Tuition (A more accurate headline)

6-20-12 Ohio lawmakers proposing new legislation on immigration