Massachusetts legislators vote to give tuition breaks for Illegal Immigrants.. didn’t have time to give same breaks to National Guard serving in Iraq…

This is simply outrageously wrong on many levels but what can you expect from the state that continually sends Ted Kennedy and Hanoi John Kerry to the US Senate. From the Boston Herald 

Lawmakers have slammed the classroom door shut on Massachusetts soldiers home from Iraq and seeking to go to state college, failing to cough up $8 million needed for crucial tuition waivers. 

Army and Air National Guard soldiers expecting to be rewarded for their war duty under Gov. Mitt Romney’s “Welcome Home” bill found the welcome mat ripped out last week by the Legislature as it ended its formal session without approving money for the waivers.

Lashing out at the “wrong priorities” of lawmakers, Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey said, “The Legislature has made the appalling decision to vote on things like tuition breaks for illegal immigrants, but they couldn’t take the time to take a vote to help our Massachusetts war heroes . . . I find it deeply disturbing.”

National Guard officials say the bureaucratic red tape has left some soldiers scrambling to meet tuition costs.

Providing handouts like free tuition to Illegal Immigrants does nothing more than serve as a magnet and invitation for more illegal activity. Providing free tuition to those who are not even LEGAL residents in the country, and denying the same benefits to US Citizens who live in a neighboring state is ludicrous.. Providing those benefits to illegals while at the same time Denying them to those who wear the nations uniform is outrageous.     

Here is some contact info for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, & Senate, Just in Case anyone wanted to let them know where their priorities should be.

Some of the Schools will be honoring the tuition Waivers.

At Framingham State College, where 17 National Guard members enrolled last year, administrators said they plan to honor the fee waiver and petition the Board of Higher Education for reimbursement.  

A UMass-Boston spokesman said the school will continue to honor the tuition waiver for veterans, and advocate for better benefits for soldiers.

And some are not…

“We have to comply with what the legislation says and we’re in the process of trying to figure that out,” said Brian Baldwin, a Bridgewater State College spokesman.

Others Blogging:

Wizbang

Other CAII Posts:

DeMediacratic Nation with Illegal Immigrant groups plan long walk to Batavia   Red Hot Cuppa Politics with AMLO Supporters Call For La Revolucion… 

and two posts from the CAII blog Murder update…illegal immigrant hiring…labor day march… & American Freedom Riders

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**   

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  1. This is quite pathetic. Perhaps they figure they aren’t going to get the military vote anyway? They use pretty indecipherable logic, no?

    These guys are the *ss in Masshole!

  2. Timothy Thomas

    I am a ten year veteran and am scheduled to leave active duty in a couple weeks. I was planning on attending school at a state college. Got accepted, planned my curriculum and everything was set. I have a two month old baby and a wife. The tuition waiver was going to be my financial help as I would use my Montgomery GI bill to support my new family as I went to school to better myself in a new world I am not accustomed to. Now, thanks to this newely abrupt decision to take away the benefit, I am, for lack of a better word, scre**d. I get out in two weeks and just found out about this. Thanks alot Mass legislation. Oh, but I feel real good about you giving money to people who aren’t AMERICAN!!!! Are you people kidding?? Oh, I’m sure theres more to it than that right? No, there isn’t. My new son thanks you. Oh, by the way, he’s a citizen of the United States of America. I’m still wondering what I should teach him about this once great nation………

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