Tuition Break for Immigrants Gets Initial Approval

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) A State Senate Committee has approved a measure that would grant in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.

Approval for the bill came yesterday evening after nearly five hours of testimony.

Lawmakers approved the bill on a 5-3 party-line vote, with Republicans voting no.

Senate President Peter Groff says undocumented children shouldn't suffer for the sins of their parents. Opponents of the bill say it violates a federal law that says undocumented immigrants shouldn't get any benefits that a U.S. Citizen doesn't receive.

Similar measures passed in other states, including California, have been met with legal challenges.

Depending on the school, in-state tuition in Colorado could cost about $2,340, as opposed to $7,040 for out-of-state students.

Under Colorado's proposal, students would qualify for in-state tuition after graduation if they attended a state high school for three years.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 40849702 -
Gray Television, Inc.