"Born and raised in Miami, Ruiz is a U.S. citizen. But in the eyes of
Florida’s higher education system, she’s a dependent student whose
parents are undocumented immigrants — and not considered legal Florida
residents. As such, Ruiz is charged
higher-priced out-of-state tuition, even though she has a Florida birth
certificate, Florida driver’s license and is a registered Florida voter.
One semester of in-state tuition at Miami Dade College costs about
$1,200, while out-of-state students pay roughly $4,500." - Miami Herald, Oct. 23, 2011. [She's suing: here's a link to the lawsuit.]