EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Students want 'free' tuition for illegals...but won't donate their own money

  • Eduardo Neret recently asked students if they would support free tuition for illegal immigrant students.
  • Most students said yes but when Neret asked if they’d be willing to contribute to the cost, students told Neret they wouldn't.

Campus Reform's Eduardo Neret recently went to the University of South Florida to ask students about free tuition for illegal immigrants. 

Neret initially asked students if they believe education is a human right, a notion with which many students agreed. 

“It shouldn’t be my duty to raise the money"   

“Education is for everyone. It’s not just for selected people,” one student said.

After these responses, Neret asked students if this applied to illegal immigrants, and whether illegal immigrants deserve free tuition. Most students said that illegal immigrant students should have free tuition. 

“These kinds of resources shouldn’t be limited to people who are documented,” another student added. 

“Immigrants deserve, be it illegal, deserve education as a human right.”  

[RELATED: Columbia offers illegal immigrant students free legal help, ‘stress management’]

However, when asked if they would contribute to a fund to provide illegal immigrants tuition since illegal immigrants currently do not have access to federal financial aid, many students claimed they don't have the money to do so. 


"We are trying to raise money for tuition for undocumented immigrants since they don’t have access [to education]. Would you be willing to give some money for that tuition?” Neret asked. 

“Your girl is broke,” one student said after claiming illegal immigrants should have free tuition. 

 “I’ll have to pass on that one,” another student said.

 “But it’s a human right, though,” Neret reminded the student. 

  [RELATED: NJ handed away $3.8 MILLION to illegal immigrants for college]

 Other students said they could not contribute because they did not have cash. Neret said they could pay with mobile payment service applications like Venmo, which is a popular form of payment among college students. Many students denied having the Venmo app. 

 “It shouldn’t be my duty to raise the money,” a student argued. “This country has more than enough money distributed in the hands of the wrong individuals.”

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Eduardo Neret is a digital reporter for Campus Reform. Prior to taking on his current position, Eduardo served as the Senior Florida Correspondent for Campus Reform and founded a conservative web publication where he hosted a series of interviews with notable conservative commentators and public figures. Eduardo’s work has appeared on the Fox News Channel, FoxNews.com, The Washington Examiner, Daily Caller, The Drudge Report, The Blaze, and The Daily Wire. He most recently served as a contributor to the Red Alert Politics section of The Washington Examiner. In addition to his independent journalism, Neret also previously worked at the Department of Justice and the Fox News Channel. He has appeared on numerous radio programs and NewsMaxTV to discuss his work and comment on relevant political issues.

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