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Sunday October 2, 2011

Meet One of the Undocumented Students Who Benefited from Texas In-State Tuition (VIDEO)

Meet One of the Undocumented Students Who Benefited from Texas In-State Tuition (VIDEO)

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Meet Karla Resendiz who besides being an honor student, college graduate and Texas resident is now the face for in-state tuition for undocumented students.  Governor Rick Perry urged his fellow Republican presidential candidates “to have a heart” during a debate when justifying the in-state tuition benefit for undocumented students and now the issue has become a lightening rod for the election and most likely caused Perry to lose his campaign lead.

Listen to Resendiz as she rattles off her impressive academic credentials and defends herself against charges she is taking a benefit she doesn’t deserve.  In 2010 she earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at University of Texas at Austin’s six year program.  Interestingly she was brought here by her parents when she was 12 and has been trying to become a citizen for the last 13 years and is still in the waiting line. 

When and if she ever becomes a U.S. citizen at least she will be a highly educated one and can claim to be a National Honor Society member, capital of the fencing team and the leader of Rockwall High School’s junior Rotary Club amongst many other things.


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