One after another, one illegal student after another, they lined up and said things like “this bill will steal our dream” or “… I can barely afford tuition now, much less if I have to pay out-of-state tuition.” . . . Some contradicted themselves by suggesting they would be proud to become Americans, yet could not understand that laws are designed to protect the citizens from undue taxation, which this is. They acted as if the laws didn’t apply to them. They felt as if they deserve to continue receiving our money. . . . [W]e listened to a few more illegal students. The students explained they would have a much more difficult time paying for tuition if they were forced to pay out-of-state rates. One student said the bill would basically “oppress a certain class in the state of Texas. What I mean by that is, you’re purposely not wanting to let people get an education, which means we want them (Hispanics) to stay here and not get educated.” The student went on to say if they couldn’t go to college, then the Taxpayers are going to have to pay for the increase in crime.This reminds of the 'long, hot summers' of the 1960s & 70s that were blamed on the race riots of the time; another euphemism for political blackmail.
Fortunately, there were those who testified in favour of the bill, most of them Hispanic, it would seem.