Posted by: Ann Corcoran | April 18, 2011

Mike Huckabee supports in-state tuition rates for illegal alien students

Just as Marylanders are getting geared up to push a referendum petition to stop the newly passed Maryland legislation to give in-state tuition rates to those not in the country legally, we see that Mike Huckabee (on the 2012 campaign trail) is saying it’s just a great idea showing how out of touch he is with conservatives who believe in the rule of law.

From the Examiner:

On Tuesday, during yet another visit to Iowa, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said that he supports extending lower in-county tuition rates to illegal aliens. The County College of Morris administration recently proposed not only allowing illegal aliens to enroll but to pay the lower rate as well.

Huckabee said: “I decided I’d rather see that kid become a taxpayer, rather than a tax-taker. Many businesses — they say they do not want illegal immigration, but what they do want is very cheap labor.”

Of course, Huckabee has been spending a great time in Iowa of late, as he tries to garner support for another presidential run in 2012.

While Huckabee’s comments may come as a surprise to many Republicans, they are actually very typical for the supposedly conservative Huckabee.

While governor, Huckabee once denounced proposed legislation that would have prevented illegal aliens from voting and receiving state welfare benefits, saying it would simply stir-up “those who are racist and bigots.”

It’s too bad, Huckabee is a nice guy, but it looks like he has been drinking the Left’s ‘call them racists’ koolaide.

By the way, as far as I know, Governor O’Malley has not signed the Maryland bill yet.  Maybe one of his legal beagles has figured out that the tax return requirement in the bill will force colleges to ask students’ for their immigration status (something they have never done before!).


  1. […] By the way, if you didn’t see it earlier, I was shocked to learn that Gov. Mike Huckabee, a possible Presidential candidate in 2012 supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens, here. […]

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