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    Read the scenario described in Application 14.1 on page 225 of the course textbook. You will use the information presented in Application 14.1 for the Unit VII Project. Select a persuasive format (white paper, newspaper Op-Ed piece, or blog post) to present your response.
    The following components should be included:
    · Your response should be between 750-1000 words (three to four pages).
    · Write the document for a specific target audience and with a clear goal and purpose that is evident from the content.
    · Present a clear opinion and position on the issue illustrated in Application 14.1.
    · Use logical and sound evidence to support your viewpoints.
    See the grading rubric for additional guidelines. It is recommended that you use the rubric as a checklist as you draft the opinion piece. Refer to the rubric often, and be sure to fulfill the requirements for all criteria listed.
    The textbook to use is Ruggiero, V. R. (2015). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (11th ed.). New York, NY: Longman.

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    Should Illegal Immigrants qualify for in-state tuition rates at community colleges in California?
    In November 2010, the California Supreme Court ruled that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition advantages enjoyed by legal residents. It was following the legislature passed by California in 2001 that any student, irrespective of his or her immigration status, who attended a California high school for atleast three years and graduated qualified for in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities. The in-state tuition saves each student $11,000 a year on attending college and $23,000 a year on attending university in the state.
    It overrides the federal law which prohibits illegal residents from reaping benefits that are sometimes not available even to legal residents of the country. The law was enacted in 1996 and reads as follows:
    "An alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a state for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident." (Kim & Diaz, 2013)
    Post the period when federal law was passed, many states have overridden it and passed their own state ...

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    Opposing the law passed by California State to provide in-state tuition rate to illegal immigrants