One of the complaints that comes up constantly when people argue about immigration is that in-state tuition for undocumented students is not fair to citizens or legal residents - That it is depriving U.S. citizens of money for their education. Besides the fact that education should be available to everyone (if we want to keep this country functioning) - the complaints about where the money is going need to be focused on other expenses that are indeed frivolous - like the University of Florida paying former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez $40,000 for a speaking engagement.
By the way, Florida does not have in-state tuition for DREAM ACT students.
Former AG Gonzales Speaks at U. of Fla.
By RON WORD
The Associated Press
Tuesday, November 20, 2007; 12:40 AM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales endured screams of "criminal" and "liar" during a speech at the University of Florida on Monday evening.
About 730 students and community members listened to Gonzales defend his career as White House counsel and head of the Justice Department. He also spoke about immigration and terrorism.
"No one is perfect. What is important is that we identify our mistakes and correct them," he said.
...Gonzales' appearance was the first by a high-profile speaker at the university since a student was Tasered on Sept. 17 at a speech by Sen. John Kerry. An investigation found that campus police acted appropriately, and charges were dropped against the student.
"[University [of Florida] officials said it was Gonzales' first appearance at a university since he left office in late August. He was paid $40,000 for his speech..."
for complete article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/20/AR2007112000052.html