Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez must be dreaming if he thinks the DREAM Act is the answer

Dear Editor,

So Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez at a roundtable urged visiting Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis “to tell her boss (President Obama) to enact the measure (the DREAM Act) with the stroke of a pen.” (Statesman, Dec. 2, 2011).

That’s asking that our state’s universities charge the children of illegal immigrants here the same tuition which children from Colorado pay, while in-state Colorado students whose American-citizen parents were forced to move to another state must now pay out-of-state tuition, about $25,000 a year rather than about $7,000.

That’s what Paul Lopez was requesting the Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to ask President Obama to sign into law.

Charles L. King
Boulder