Ever since Barack Obama assumed squatter’s rights to occupy the White House, America has been plagued with an over-abundance of judges who use their positions to abolish, change and create new laws instead of upholding the laws we already have.
Take all of the many decisions issued by courts at all levels that worked to destroy marriage and family in the US. When the US Supreme Court heard the case that made same-sex marriage legal, the decision was based more upon the person’s agenda of at least three of the justices on the court. Justices Sotomayor and Kagan are both flaming liberals who openly supported LGBT rights before Obama appointed them to the nation’s highest court (those views played a large role in Obama’s decision to appoint them). Justice Ginsberg had previously officiated a number of same-sex marriages prior to hearing the lawsuit, meaning that she should have recused herself from the case but she didn’t because she wanted to see her agenda carried out.
A similar thing happened with several courts including the US Supreme Court when Arizona lawmakers passed their own immigration bill – SB 1070 – because Obama and his administration refused to enforce federal immigration laws. Liberals challenged SB 1070 and won in court. The state appealed and the case eventually made its way to the US Supreme Court. Surprisingly, Justice Kagan did recuse herself from that case, the liberals at the time struck down some of the key aspects of the Arizona law in order to protect illegal aliens from being discovered and deported.
After Obama’s illegal DACA proclamation, Arizona passed a law banning illegal aliens from being able to obtain valid state driver’s licenses, but liberal judges declared the law unconstitutional. What constitutional grounds does any illegal alien have here in the United States other than the right to be arrested, detained and deported?
We’ve seen the same kind of agenda rulings in many cases against Christian business owners. Liberal judges have regularly ruled that they have no right to their First Amendment rights of freedom of religion, especially not in the business world. It’s okay for LGBT people to discriminate and intentionally target Christian business owners but according to liberal judges, it’s not alright for Christian business owners to discriminate based upon their religious beliefs.
It seems every month or so, someone is pushing to give more and more benefits to illegal aliens, often benefits not given to American citizens. Some states have opted to allow illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition to attend colleges and universities yet American citizens, who are from another state, are still forced to pay the higher out-of-state tuition.
Recently, the Maricopa County Community College system decided to follow suit and allow illegal aliens to pay cheaper in-state tuition rates.
Maricopa County is the county that contains the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area. With about 4 million residents, it’s the fourth most populated county in the entire country. The community college district boasts of having over 220,000 students. Just one of the districts community colleges, Mesa Community college, has an enrollment of over 20,000 students, making it larger than many universities. The in-state tuition rate for 1 credit hour is about $90 and the out-of-state rate is about $330, a difference of 367%.
The decision of the district to allow illegals to pay in-state tuition rates was legally challenged and the case was recently heard before the Arizona Supreme Court. To the surprise of many and praise of conservative groups, the 7-member court ruled unanimously against allowing any public community college, public college or public university from offering in-state tuition prices to illegal aliens.
Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, commented on the decision:
“Their job is to ensure that laws pass constitutional muster. You have a lot of judges who believe their job is to make policy. That clearly is not the way our system was designed.”
“And the Arizona Supreme Court looked at both federal law and state law and agreed that illegal aliens, including DACA recipients, should not be eligible for in-state tuition benefits in the state of Arizona.”
“Obviously it applies only in Arizona, but the legal opinion and reasoning should apply in other states and give them a green light to do what Congress intended – which was to deny people who are in the country illegally this huge subsidy to attend college.”
Hopefully, other states will learn from Arizona and ban illegals from paying cheaper in-state tuition fees to attend public institutions of higher learning. If it were up to me, I would establish a new tuition level just for illegal aliens, setting their tuition fees at double the out-of-state tuition fee. After all, they are in the country ILLEGALLY, which makes them criminals and subject to NO benefits or discounts of any kind, except for the ride back to their own country.