Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More on Hanger & his Illegal Immigration Bill

The tale of two General Assembly Bills addressing In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants. Emmett Hanger bill SB 1204, and Delegate John Reid's HB 1050.

Elle does a great post here on Hanger's bill that provides a loop hole for Illegal Immigrants to get In-State Tuition. Hangers amendment to allow it:

D. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A, any person shall be eligible for in-state tuition who:

1. Has resided with his parent, guardian, or other person standing in loco parentis while attending a public or private high school in this state;

2. Has graduated from a public or private high school in Virginia;

3. Has resided in the Commonwealth for at least three years as of the date the individual graduated from high school;

4. Has registered as an entering student in an institution of higher education;

5. Has provided an affidavit to the institution stating that he has filed an application to become a permanent resident of the United States and is actively pursuing such permanent residency or will do so as soon as he is eligible; and

6. Has submitted evidence that he, or in the case of a dependent student, at least one parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis, has filed, unless exempted by state law, Virginia income tax returns for at least three years prior to the date of enrollment.

Delegate Reid's bill summary is thus:

In-state tuition for aliens. Provides that an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, and therefore ineligible to establish domicile pursuant to ยง 23-7.4, shall not be eligible on the basis of residency within Virginia for any postsecondary educational benefit, including in-state tuition, unless citizens or nationals of the United States are eligible for such benefits in no less an amount, duration, and scope without regard to whether such citizens or nationals are Virginia residents. This bill incorporates H.B. 1135.

If this doesn't illustrate the 'Gulf' of philosophy between the House and the Senate, what does? That is why we need to elect Scott Sayre to the 24th seat in the VA Senate! Scott's Conservative philosophy matches with the House, which will only help Delegates Landes, Saxman and Cline.

Meanwhile, Hanger came to our SWAC breakfast a couple months ago and tried to explain away his reasoning for allowing this loophole. He stated that his bill was to allow an Iraq War Veteran, who fit this criteria to get In-State Tuition.

Now the response to this is simple. That Veteran has a myriad of college funding options provided by good Ol' Uncle Sam, as he should! Our Commonwealth also has incentives and benefits, for his service to the US and us Virginians. The problem is that a conversation with our Augusta County Sheriff, Randy Fisher will reveal that illegal aliens are trafficking methamphetamines into our region! I would care to venture that there are hundreds, if not thousands of illegal aliens doing bad things that should not be rewarded.

If some of these illegals doing bad things are eligible for In-State tuition, how proud will Hanger be of that?' His record is already more than lacking in addressing this meth trafficking anyhow, by not getting us our full complement of State Troopers to help combat this situation!

The choice she is clear, it's time for change in the 24th District!

Meanwhile, Hanger says "We're Extremists", and "Three out of four candidates agree, our taxes are too high"! Also Spark It Up asks "Emmett-Potts".



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is really a one issue race, and the issue is illegal aliens. Nothing else hits the average America on a daily basis or costs us so much - needlessly. We sit by and let our wallets be raped by people who have no intention of ever living the laws of our land.

I just received the mailing from Hanger saying how much he is against supporting illegal aliens. I knew I really needed to sort this out and find out for myself. I've now researched from both points of view. The more I see his side, the more I see it is the side of doublespeak. Everything he says is correct, but he hides his true agenda with half truths/ half lies.

Emmett Hanger is a really nice guy and went into politics for the right reasons. But I believe he has lost his way.

Mr. Sayre, if you are elected, please write a letter to yourself NOW saying why you really want to be elected, and vowing you will never stop listening to the honest, hardworking citizens that are the backbone of our country. Then read that letter every year and ask yourself if you are living with integrity to those ideals.

Best of luck. --dubby

May 31, 2007 at 3:47 PM  

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