July 18 re-launch on Matt.org site

Attention, Readers! Re-think Immigration is moving to its new home tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18. Click here to go to the new website. It is functionally identical to this one except that all past comments will stay archived at this website. Comments to new posts should be posted at the new site and will require a quick, painless sign-up process so that everyone has their own unique username.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

CT governor vetoes bill to allow illegal residents in-state tuition rates

Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill yesterday that would have allowed the state's illegal residents to benefit from in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. From the New York Times:
“I understand these students are not responsible for their undocumented status, having come to the United States with their parents,” Governor Rell said, in a statement issued by her office on Tuesday afternoon. “The fact remains, however, that these students and their parents are here illegally, and neither sympathy nor good intentions can ameliorate that fact.”

The legislation was approved by a 21-to-15 vote in the Senate and a 77-to-68 vote in the House. Although Democrats hold the majority in both chambers, the close votes make it unlikely that the two-thirds needed to override the veto will be achieved.