Friday, December 16, 2005

More on Illegals

Something more than fishy about allowing illegals to benefit from “resident” tuition rates, vs. charging Citizens “out of state” rates for college tuition. One hopes that this sort of suit gets some traction.

Certainly, the state should have the ability to charge different rates to out of state residents. This does provide a subsidy for state residents. I’m not sure who thought that providing the same subsidy to illegals was a good idea….

As with anything in life, if you force prices to an artificially low level, you increase effective demand. In this case, you also provide an additional incentive for illegal immigration.

The only real solution to this problem is significant reforms to the Mexican economy.