Illegals Not Subject To Out-Of-State Cap at University of California

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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The University of California imposed a cap on the number of out-of-state students but it doesn’t apply to illegals, The College Fix reports. The board of regents approved a regulation on May 18 that allows non-California residents to comprise just 18 percent of the total student body at all UC facilities — except if you’re here illegally.

The board only passed the ruling after the California legislature said it would deny the UC almost $20 million in funding if they didn’t do so. Right now, 16.5 percent of students at UC campuses are from other jurisdictions.

The policy states that “California residents shall continue to represent a minimum of 82 percent of all undergraduate students” except at facilities where the out-of-state population already exceeds 18 percent — in these cases, the percentage will be frozen where it currently sits.

But in the midst of all this number crunching is an admission that out-of-state doesn’t mean in-the-country-illegally.

“The nonresident undergraduate enrollment percentages in the recently approved policy do not pertain to undocumented students,” The College Fix was informed by spokeswoman Claire Dian.

She made it even clearer when asked again: “The caps do not apply to undocumented students.”

Doan estimates that there are about “3,700 undocumented students (including grad students) in the UC system.” She has to estimate because the UC campuses have a don’t ask, don’t tell policy when it comes to immigration status when students apply for enrollment.

Turning a blind eye to a student’ immigration status and not including illegals in the cap is just part of UC’s approach to the issue in general when it “vowed to protect the rights of undocumented students” and promulgated a “statement of principles” that explains just how the university matrix aims to harbor illegals and shield them from the eyes and arms of federal and local laws.

Special status for illegals is nothing new at the University of California, where the “undocumented students” under DACA may qualify for the same tuition fees paid by legal residents of California (about $15,000 a year), instead of paying the the out-of-state fee of $40,000.

The university sees it all as a simple social justice issue, for all “members of our community have the right to work, study and live safely without fear at all UC locations,” UC president Janet Napolitano insisted.

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