State tuition for some illegals
Today's WaPo has the story about Sen. Hanger's amendment which would essentially exclude children of illegals whose parents have paid state taxes (and who are themselves seeking legal residency) to receive in-state tuition.
At first blush, I think I'm in favor of this proposal. Ignoring the legal/illegal question, in-state tuition is meant to benefit those students whose parents have paid state taxes. And so long as the student is seeking legal residency, I think in-state tuition is appropriate. Otherwise, aren't we punishing children "for the sins of their father"? Should a student who graduated from a Virginia high school, is seeking legal residency and whose parents pay state taxes receive that benefit?
(Side question: How can you be an illegal immigrant, pay taxes, and have no one notice your illegal status? I just did my taxes and was worried I might get audited for over-deducting my moving expenses)