Immigrant tuition faces Colo. test

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - A Republican-led committee in the Colorado House could put this year's attempt at lowering tuition rates for illegal immigrants to a halt.

The House Education Committee planned to consider a bill Monday that would allow illegal immigrants from Colorado to attend state colleges without paying out-of-state tuition. The measure passed the Democratic Senate earlier this month.

Supporters say the students shouldn't be punished if their parents brought them to Colorado illegally. Opponents say allowing those students to avoid out-of-state tuition could entice more illegal immigrants. The change has been considered before in Colorado but never passed the full Legislature.

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  • by TLC on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Hey Denver? We are watching you. If you give the illegible the in state rate YOU will collect unemployment in 2012. Now send them back where they come from. This will include the BS anchor baby's.
  • by Lois Location: Seattle on Apr 25, 2011 at 09:00 AM
    The heading of this article is misleading. It says tuition for "immigrants" it should read illegal aliens or illegal immigrants. I must say, CO is rolling in dough if it is forgoing this source of revenue in order to be PC and pander to a group who may or may not vote for you within the next twenty years!!! I am against providing anything special for illegal aliens, particularly advanced education. It's a contradiction, why educate them when it is unlawful to hire them? ALSO, AND PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO START HOLDING PARENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S SITUATION? Children of incarcerated, divorced parents as well as foster children, are all children who through no fault of their own...and are citizens!!! Let's heal/repair/take care of our neglected own FIRST!!!
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