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UIUC ultimately disappointed me.  I applied because of a fee waiver, and it wasn't until after I was accepted that I made an effort to find out as much as I could about the school.  The more I researched the school and area, the more I began to like them and imagine myself being there next fall.  Unfortunately, the admissions office was inconsistent in their communication -- when I sent them emails with specific questions about things not covered in their website or in other materials, I almost never received any response (even to politely worded follow-up emails).  The couple of times I did hear back from them, they were helpful and friendly, which is partly what made me give them second and third chances.

The right of the government to tax is not the same as the right to receive benefits.

I pay to subsidize farmers in Idaho and certainly don't believe the relationship is reciproacal.  That fact that they are not paying federal taxes implies illegals take far more than they receive.

Just for the record - I think many illegal immigrants do pay federal taxes.  Some work at jobs that automatically withhold federal taxes.  I file a tax return each year and get a portion of what has been withheld back.  In the past, most illegal immigrants have not filed tax returns, and, therefore, do not get a refund.  If you look at that, some illegal immigrants then are paying more than they are required in federal taxes. 

That said, an increasing number of illegal immigrants are filing tax returns -- the idea that if they do everything "right", it may help them if immgiration laws change to allow them to become citizens eventually.

I do not have sources, unfortunately, though much of this is from what I've heard on NPR and from other media sources over the last few months (especially following media focus on TX's Hutto Detention Center earlier this year).  I suffer from the same problem as many others in this thread -- not knowing enough about the topic.

How is state university-level education subsidized for residents of a state -- is it funded through (or as a result of) taxpayer's money? 

If so, illegal immigrants may pay taxes in the form of a state sales tax and/or in the form of a state income tax (often automatically withheld from paychecks), which should entitle them to in-state tuition in their state of residency.

Just throwing this out there -- Perhaps someone else knows more about this?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UT 2L Taking Qs
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:55:17 PM »
I know you are trying to avoid Craigslist, but it really is the best place to look for summer work.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tulane - Class of 2010
« on: May 03, 2007, 12:18:01 PM »
So this is the time to ask...

Are any of you on Facebook (surely the answer is yes)?  If so, PM me with your name, and I will give you a big old poke before adding you as a friend.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tulane - Class of 2010
« on: May 02, 2007, 11:51:58 AM »
I'm hoping to go in late June, find a place that is nice, close to campus, and not expensive (fingers crossed!), sign a lease, and hopefully move in early August. 

Good luck to you all!

My friend was waitlisted at UT in 2005.  Two weeks before UT's classes began, they contacted him to let him know that they were not taking any more people off the waitlist.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tulane Sports Law
« on: April 30, 2007, 03:08:23 PM »
Probably a little too specific of a category to find anyone...

Go to the Tulane 2010 post...

Even better, use Tulane's admitted students forum --


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