Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Republican AZ Legislators Heather CARTER,Michelle UDALL,Kate Brophy McGee Vote To Give Illegals Tuition Break

American Post-Gazette
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona
April 15, 2019


Do you think all our elected officials really care about what the citizens of Arizona think and want? Of course, the answer is a resounding “NO!”

The latest case in point: State Sen Heather Carter (R-Dist 15) and State Rep Michelle Udall (R-Dist 25) and their attempts to do an end run around Proposition 300. (BTW: These two are Republicans; well, at least that’s what their registration says.). You remember Prop 300; it was passed by over 70% of Arizona voters. The pertinent language is this: “A person who is not a citizen of the United States, who is without lawful immigration status . . . in this state is not entitled to tuition waivers, fee waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.”

Simply put, it means if you’re not here legally you don’t get any financial assistance of any kind, directly or indirectly, to attend higher education in our state. That includes illegal aliens known as DACA kids. That has been upheld unanimously by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Ms. Carter and Ms. Udall are saying that they know better than the rest of us. Ms. Carter, with the help of four other RINO Republicans (Paul Boyer, Kate Brophy McGee, Frank Pratt and Karen Fann) and all 13 Senate Democrats voted for SB1217. Ms. Carter’s bill would give illegal aliens and other non-citizens who graduate from an Arizona high school a tuition break to attend a state university or community college.

How does that square with Prop 300? It doesn’t. It’s in direct violation in the letter of the law, in the spirit of the law and the intent of the law. How it even got past the Senate Rules Committee is troubling; but wait, of course, Ms. Fann, the Senate President is Chair of the Rules Committee, so she made certain it passed, despite its obvious unconstitutionality. And just as bad, Ms. Carter and Ms. Udall and their comrades have decided that they would rather subsidize illegal aliens than they would American citizens. Their efforts would favor illegals over citizens. If an American citizen from Texas or California or New Mexico wants to attend one of our universities it would cost them more than it would for an illegal from Canada, Guatemala or Mexico. Only in the mind of a liberal is that fair, right, or moral.

Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers understood this and prevented SB1217 from being
heard in the House Education Committee, chaired by Ms. Udall, who was furious she wasn’t allowed to schedule the bill for a hearing. So, she and Ms. Carter concocted their little scheme to attempt their end run around the process by using a “strike everything” amendment to one of Ms. Udall’s education bills (HB2186) that already made it through the House and was sitting at the Senate.

What’s it gonna take to get through to these ingrates that they work for us? The citizens of Arizona have spoken loudly and clearly on more than one occasion (Prop 105, Prop 200, SB1070, and Prop 300) that we do not countenance using our taxes to support illegal aliens, nor do we countenance elected officials making end runs around our laws.

SB1217, now HB2186, must be stopped. If, by some chance it makes it to the governor’s desk, he needs to veto it. If not, there will plenty of folks to file a lawsuit against it and name each of the conspirators in that subterfuge.

Respectfully submitted,
James Madison

Disarm the people--that is the best way to enslave them.