If they are illegal immigrants how can they be Floridians?
The Florida state legislature approved a measure to extend in-state tuition benefits to illegal immigrants over a month ago, and Monday, it got the signature of approval from Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
“Making sure all Floridians have access to an affordable higher education is one of my top priorities,” Scott said in the press release. “Signing this historic legislation today will keep tuition low, and allow all students who grew up in Florida to have the same access to affordable higher education. With this legislation, higher education became more affordable and more accessible to all Floridians.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the new law guarantees the benefits of in-state tuition costs to illegal immigrants existing only if they attend a Florida public school for at least three years.
Eighteen states have some sort of in-state tuition benefits to illegal immigrants, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.