They will soon apply, now that's funny! Why allow them in state tuition when they aren't supposed to be in state? Why would anyone need a bill to be able to seek private assistance to go to college? So if AB131 passes not only are they here illegaly but in some cases we are paying them to do it (welfare). Then we cut the cost of tuition and possibly give them state aid in hopes they will repay.
So the OP wasn't that far off with his post. I'm sure all of these illegals attending school have every intention of paying back their possible state financed tuition. Yeah right! If they were fine upstanding citizens they'd already obtained citizenship.
Let's see, this legislation is addressed towards high school students planning to go to college. So the question that begs to be answered at this point is: How can you obtain citizenship if you're a minor?
Oh, that's right, you can't.
Great job on criminalizing kids for something they didn't do, and have zero legal avenues or options while they are under the age of 18.
At least this legislation puts in the condition that when you start college (which is usually around the age of 18 years old, so now they are finally no longer a minor) that you have to apply for legal immigrant status.
Now I'm not arguing the merits of the legislation itself, because there's plenty of negatives. However, what I am arguing now is your assumption that these kids are automatically criminals, as if they had options as minors.... which they didn't. Don't criminalize a child for something they had no control over, and no options in the legal world. If there are any positives with this legislation, it's that it's promoting the idea of an illegal immigrant kid, when they turn 18 and graduate high school, to get legal on their own accord and to get an education.
Negatives? Yeah, there's plenty. Take your pick. But again, people need to stop making stuff up and making random assumptions. Try arguing the facts and the merits of the legislation itself. It makes no sense to criminalize kids for actions beyond their control.