READ BELOW AND CALL STATE REPS AND GOVERNOR SCOTT AND TELL THEM "NO TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS" THANK VAN FOR THE UPDATE.
Just a note Governor Scott is speaking April 7 at the annual Palm Beach Strategic Forum, presented by the International Economic Forum.
Shaping the Global Agenda. The speakers at this event are pro Immigration Amnesty. CEO Tom Donahue form the US Chamber Of Commerce told Neil Cavato that they are giving money to pro Amnesty candidates. Other speaker like Gerard Baker, editor, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Company; Diane Brady, senior editor, Bloomberg Businessweek; are also pro Immigration Amnesty.
URGENT CALL TODAY
NO TUITION FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
VAN ESSER NUMBERS USA
Tell Fla. State Officials to Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens
This is a special message for NumbersUSA members in Florida.
Dear Florida activist,
On March 5th, the House Education Appropriations Committee unanimously passed HB 851, a bill that would give illegal-alien students access to taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition. The measure, which has the support of House Speaker Will Weatherford, will next get a vote on the House floor.
The average in-state tuition and fee costs at a four year state college in Florida is $25,334, or about $6,336 per year. For out-of-state students and illegal aliens, the cost averages $81,560 over four years, or about $20,390 per year. Therefore, under the bill, Florida taxpayers will provide every illegal-alien student an average of $14,054 per year.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz said he'll oppose the measure if it reaches the Senate, but hasn't said whether he'll block the bill from moving forward. Before the bill passed committee, it was amended to address one of his concerns - the large number of military bases and veterans in his district. The amendment would extend in-state tuition rates to the children of military families stationed in Florida.
Governor Rick Scott last month said he'll "consider" backing in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Scott had campaigned for governor in 2010 as a pro-enforcement candidate but backed away from his promise -- e.g., to make E-Verify mandatory for all Florida employers -- after he issued an executive order making E-Verify mandatory for state agencies and their contractors.
Please contact your State Rep., Sen. President Gaetz and Gov. Scott and ask them to help defeat the in-state tuition bill. Instructions are included below.
Contacting Your State Rep.
Please call your State Rep. using the message below. Also please send an email by CLICKING HERE, selecting his/her name, and clicking on "Email Representative" which contains a web form.
I am a constituent in your district who wants you to vote NO on HB 851, the in-state tuition bill for illegal immigrants. Taxpayers should not be forced to pay over $14,000 per year for each illegal immigrant's tuition. these difficult times, we have enough trouble putting our own kids through college. I will be watching carefully and I vote.
Contacting Sen. President Gaetz
Please call President Don Gaetz (850-487-5229) with the message below. Also please send an email by CLICKING HERE, selecting "Email the office" and filling out the web form.
Thank you for saying that you will oppose HB 851, the in-state tuition bill for illegal immigrants, if it reaches the Senate. Please also use the power of your office to block passage of the bill.
As you told reporters, this bill disenfranchises immigrants who came here "the right way." It also hurts taxpayers who will be forced to pay over $14,000 per year for each illegal immigrant's tuition. In these difficult times, we have enough trouble putting our own kids through college.
Contacting Gov. Scott
Please call and email Gov. Rick Scott -- 850-488-7146; Email web form -- with the message:
I am angry that you said you'd "consider" backing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. You are not the pro-immigration enforcement candidate you were in 2010 so I honestly don't know if I can support you this year.
You can redeem yourself by publicly pledging to oppose HB 851 and reviving your 2010 pledge to make E-Verify mandatory for all Florida employers.
Thanks in advance for your assistance!