Friday, October 10, 2014

YES Students Want The Next Elected WI Governor To Reinstate In-state Tuition

More than a dozen students call on both candidates running for governor in Wisconsin to support and reinstate in-state tuition for state's undocumented student attending universities.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 10, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, more than a dozen students at South Division High School called on both incumbent Governor Scott Walker (R) who is running for a second full term after winning a recall election in 2012 and Mary Burke (D), Walker's challenger to support and reinstate in-state tuition, if either is elected in November. The students and organizers want college students to support their efforts to reinstate in-state tuition and for eligible voting age students to register and vote this November. 
Governor Walker signed a budget bill that removed funding for the in-state tuition program in 2010 during his first term, ending in-state tuition for undocumented students in Wisconsin with the GOP state controlled legislature. In-state tuition for undocumented students was enacted in 2009 under former Governor Jim Doyle (D).
Wisconsin legal residents pay more than $3,000 and undocumented or out of state students pay more than $6,000 for tuition.
8th Assembly State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) has proposed a bill to reinstate in-state tuition for undocumented students.
The Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) are a combine group of students from various high schools and universities in the state who support immigration reform, keeping families united, in-state tuition for undocumented students and the DREAM Act. The YES group is affiliated with Voces de la Frontera, a Milwaukee based non-profit organization that advocates for immigration reform and worker's rights in Wisconsin. 

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