I think (and am prepared to be stoned for it) that there should be limitations on this for illegal immigrants. I mean, honestly, this one statement really cements it for me: A state appellate court ruled in 2008 the law was unconstitutional after a group of out-of-state students who are U.S. citizens filed a lawsuit. The suit alleged the measure violated federal prohibitions barring illegal immigrants from receiving post-secondary benefits not available to U.S. citizens based on state residency.
Looks like what we're saying here (correct me if I'm wrong) is that California (in it's infinite financial savvy/wisdom) is willing to give this break to illegal immigrants but not to US citizens who live in other states? Or am I just reading this wrong?
Now, I do know that it is beneficial for illegal immigrants to receive an education but at what cost?