Friday, September 27, 2013

Privileges and Immunities, from the Constitution

This clause, known as the privileges and immunities, means that no State can draw unreasonable distinctions between its own residents and those persons who happen to live in other States.  Each State must recognize the right of any American to travel in or become a resident of any State.  It must also allow any citizen, no matter where he or she lives, to use its courts and make contracts; buy, own, rent, or sell property; or marry within its borders.

Under the Privileges and Immunities Clause, public colleges and universities often charge higher rates for non-residents than residents.  The University of California, Los Angeles, for example, charged residents tuition and fees of $9,062 and nonresidents $26,882 in 2010-11.

Critical Thinking: Do you think that this practice is justified?  Explain your answer.

14 comments:

  1. In my opinion,I think that this practice is not justified because I think that everybody should be able to to travel in the USA,and depending on how many years the person has been in the United States and their records the person should be able to become a Resident and later on become a Citizen.People should marry within it's borders because love shouldn't matter,yet some politicians think that immigrants just want to marry citizens to be legalized and some percentages can be true but maybe not.Last but not least,I strongly believe that because a student is not resident they shouldn't charge as much,the majority of the students going to College/Universities have been working really hard to go to College and some just drop out of College because they don't have enough money to pay for it.In conclusion I don't think this practice is justified.

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  2. I don't think that this practice is justified.First of all because I think that non-citizens or immigrants should have a chance to become residents and later on citizens,the government should see their records and see how many years the person has been living in the U.S and if they have no felony records they should give that people a chance.Then people should be allowed to buy a house or maybe own a business.Last but not least.I strongly believe that is not fair that just because a person is not a resident they should be charged more in going to school,isn't America a free country? If a student is going to college or University I think they should be charged equal,some students drop out of college because they don't have enough money to pay for,when they already worked hard to get into where they are now.

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  3. I think that United States residents should have some privileges when going to college,but this should be only to a certain extent .The United States should feel flattered that people from other states consider our schools as good and that that's why they want to learn and be successful in the Untied States.I think the U.S should be fair with everyone who want to study in a good school whether they come from another country or they live here .The education people receive is the same and so should the money they pay.If you really think about it these people have it tough ,they come from different states to come to another total different state for them that's hard as it is and to come and for us to receive them with a big price quote I wouldn't like for other States to do that to us.

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  4. Everyone wants to succeed in life. That's one of the reasons people want to go to collage. Yet states are making it difficult by raising tuition for many high school graduates that enter a state that's not their home state. I think each state should take into consideration the fact that people are taking out loads for them to go to universities in that specific state. Students not only have to adjust to leaving behind their family but also to their "new home". I think the U.S shouldn't have preferences and that everyone should be equal because everyone either here or somewhere else are trying to go out of their comfort zone and succeed in life. Lets not be the ones who discourage them from achieving their goals.

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  5. I believe that the united states is in the wrong for what they are doing. People go to school to get an education. The united states are charging out of state residence more then double what there charging in state residence. In my opinion the united states are doing this just to get more money.the shouldn't do this.they should treat everyone the same with all the same opportunities.

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  6. In my opinion,I think that this practice is not justified enough because I feel that everybody should be able to to travel around the USA, depending on how many years the person has been in the country. Also after the person is in the country for a while they should be able to become a Resident and then later on become a Citizen.People should be able to marry both inside and outside of it's borders because love does not have any limits. Although some politicians think that immigrants just marry U.S. citizens just to be legalized, while some of the marriages may or may not be true. Lastly I strongly believe that all students should be treated equally because most of immigrant student come to get a better education, therefore they shouldn't get charged more than residents.In conclusion I don't think this practice is justified.

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  7. I agree with all of what you girls said about this issue. The practice isn't justified if colleges will charge more for non-residents. Charging more for non-residents may discourage people who are not able to make ends meet to go to that particular college. Therefore limiting the opportunities that other people could've had if the colleges charged the non-residents equally. If people can freely live in other states, why must colleges charge outsiders unequally. It is truly unfair to others and very unfortunate to those who are limited by this unjust treatment. Because of this unequal treatment I believe that this practice isn't justified, for other residents are limited financially.

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  8. I agree with Annel, I believe this practice is not justified because everyone should be allowed to travel regardless of their status being a citizen. Our government has made documents for our country always stating how "we the people" and "we are one" meaning that everyone within our country is involved. If our country were to make these limitations regarding citizens and their legal status towards our country that is defeating the purpose that our founding fathers put in place decades ago for our country, in order to succeed. The U.S. charging more money for colleges and students coming out of the state, I believe them charging more is an advantage but also a disadvantage. This could benefit the U.S. because they receive more money, and helps the school become a better learning environment for everyone. But this also could be a negative because many students can't afford college anymore due to the increasing of tuition, and scholarships are harder and more competitive which makes the money even tighter so not many can receive it. It's been proven that the percentage in graduating high school students going to college right after graduating has increased dramatically over the years, if money is going to be an asset to kids not receiving the proper education and the right steps to their future then why is there people taking that away from them? We should want to have our brightest and most enthusiastic people going to their jobs everyday with the highest education and if they don't have the right schooling due to money then we should be able to adjust that.

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  9. I disagree with this act because we are all citizens of the United States. What difference does it make if we are from Texas or California? We are from the same country. It is unfair to charge someone from another state extra money to attend college. They should feel proud that people from other states want to attend college in their state. Also college is competitive as it is and by making the prices for tuition higher, less students will attend.

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  10. I agree that this practice is wrong. I believe that anyone should be able to travel regardless of their status, whether it be that you are not a citizen or if you are just a resident or etc. "we the people" should have "freedom" to do as we wish for instance, travel. Also in my opinion, we should be able to marry anyone we want! We shouldn't have to feel obligated to marry someone because of their status of being a citizen, to be able to do and visit as we wish. Also I feel that the U.S. should budget more and use our money wisely. Spending money on education shouldn't be an issue of debate, or one of the problems the U.S. has or is going through. Money shouldn't be an asset as Alexis states. We should have our students who worked hard for a spot, to have a higher spot in jobs to represent our country as well.

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  11. I think that your status should matter when it comes to education. Money is the issue for many students who want to aspire to hire education yet can’t because tuitions are too high. I don’t believe this law is justified nor fair to those who want to better those self’s and be some one great if the government prevents this from happening. I agree with my peer that the united states should be flattered that people from other places consider coming to the schools and the government sees it as an opportunity to charge more in tuition making it more expensive to attend school. School is a method and process everyone should go through in order to be a greater person but now a days attending school is not easy and one of the hardest obstacles to overcome is money and many just can afford it.

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  12. I think that this practice in not justified because its unfair that nonresidents are being charged more for college tuition. Charging more nonresidents can bring there hopes down due to money issues not everyone can afford to go to a college so, I think its unfair, everyone should be treated equally regardless of there status being citizen. The U.S. should'nt be unequal just because some people come from another state.

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  13. I agree with this practice completely since though education should not cost much, colleges let people looking for cheaper education stay in their own states. They do this since first it allows them more money since they already cut any profit money short by allowing people going to college in state to pay less money and the money gained from out of state students goes into the students education. Also it takes more work to organize out of state students than instate ones since until recently most states had different education systems so to organize their classes required much more work than organizing a students schedule who took classes that were also organized by that same state. So overall the state universities rightly charge extra money so all the students can receive a great education.

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  14. I do not think that the United States is being justified. This is because non-residential students are required to pay more than double of what residential students have to pay. I believe that this is unfair and unjust. Education pricing should not matter depending on what state you are from. As a country, we should recognize this issue and take this into reconsideration.

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