http://www.askheritage.org/should-i...tm_content=2011-12-09&utm_campaign=2011_Brand "Today, 12 states allow individuals who are in the United States illegally to pay the same in-state tuition rates as legal residents of the state without providing the same rates to others in the country who are here legally. And those states are doing it in direct contravention of federal law. In a new paper, Heritageâs Hans von Spakovsky and Charles Stimson explain that in 1996, Congress passedâand President Bill Clinton signed into lawâthe Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. Under Section 1623 of the law, state colleges and universities are prohibited from providing in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens âon the basis of residence within the Stateâ unless the same in-state rates are offered to all citizens of the United States. âBy circumventing the requirements of Â§ 1623 these states are violating federal law, and the legal arguments offered to justify such actions are untenable, no matter what other policy arguments are offered in their defense,â von Spakovsky and Stimson write. Which states are on the list? The offenders include California, Texas, New York, Utah, Washington, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Maryland, and Connecticut. Despite these violations, the federal government is doing nothing about it, all while the Justice Department has brought action against Arizona and Alabama for assisting in the enforcement of federal immigration law..." It's not news but it does make my blood boil every time I hear about it.