Illegal immigrants to rally for CO tuition

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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado students who can't receive in-state tuition because they are illegal immigrants are headed to the state Capitol. The students are joining Democrats to push an expanded proposal to allow the students to pay lower tuition while they seek citizenship.

The Democratic proposal being introduced Tuesday goes farther than previous Democratic attempts to lower tuition for illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children. This year's bill would make illegal immigrants eligible for lower in-state tuition. Last year, Democrats proposed a compromise tuition that was higher than in-state tuition but lower than out-of-state tuition.

The measure stands a good chance of adoption this year because Democrats control both chambers of the Legislature.