Ban On In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants?

By: Mark Tenia Email
By: Mark Tenia Email

January 29, 2007

The bill that would ban colleges or universities from giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants passed in the House Education Committee today.

Some schools, like Virginia Tech, already limit in-state tuition to legal residents. Immigrant advocates the bill would harm those that are going through the lengthy process of becoming a citizen and unfairly targets a section of society that pays the same taxes that legal residents do.

Advocates support a measure that has passed in the Senate that would grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from high school and promise to seek legal status and have at least one parent paying state taxes.

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