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End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

Kobach pointed to a 2004 law that allows people who entered the country illegally to pay in-state tuition at Kansas universities if they've lived in the state for at least three years and have graduated from a Kansas high school. "We are also the only state in the five-state area that rewards illegal immigration by giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens when our own students are barely able to afford college. The price of college is going up and up and up," Kobach said. "The universities tell us, oh, they have to keep on increasing tuition, they have to keep on taking more from the taxpayer in legislative spending. But they give away hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain what is a subsidy to illegal aliens. It's unfair. It's unreasonable, and it will stop when I'm governor."

Only 686 illegal immigrants took advantage of the in-state tuition program in 2016, mostly for community college.

Source: Kansas City Star on 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race , Jun 8, 2017

No unfunded mandates; yes charters & vouchers

Source: 2004 Kansas Congressional National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2004

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