Though illegal immigrants can pay in-state college tuition in Texas and other states, illegal immigrants can not legally work in the United States even with a college degree.
Students who are not here legally may still face a major obstacle even with the benefit of a college degree: Many have no immediate pathway to legal status and under current federal immigration law, employers cannot legally hire them.
Why should American citizens subsidize college tuition for Mexicans when they can attend college for free in Mexico.
Public universities and technological institutes of higher education in Mexico offer affordable education to all Mexicans. Tuition is free, but there are fees for some administrative tasks. In some of the technological institutes, for example, where the demand for education is high, a semester of fees amounts to nearly $150 dollars. In some of the state public universities, semester fees are even lower.