The Indiana Senate will vote today, February 25, at 1:30 p.m. on Senate Bill (“SB”) 207. SB 207 would grant in-state tuition to the approximately 300 illegal aliens enrolled in Indiana taxpayer-funded colleges and universities.
Indiana University charges an annual tuition rate of roughly $10,000 for in-state students and $30,000 for out-of-state students, which means if SB 207 were to pass, Indiana colleges and universities would lose $20,000 per student. 300 illegal aliens x $20,000 = $6 million per year!
FAIR estimates the annual fiscal burden on Indiana taxpayers from illegal immigration to be $608 million. Indiana taxpayers already pay to provide education, health care and other services to illegal aliens and their children. SB 207 only adds to this burden by requiring Indiana taxpayers to subsidize the higher education of illegal aliens. Indiana taxpayers must not be required to shoulder this additional burden.
Please join with IFIRE (Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement) and call your Senators now to voice your opposition to SB 207.