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Immigrant Tuition Proposal Before Colorado Senate

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) — A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants was being debated in the Colorado Senate Friday.

But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House.

This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students but lower than out-of-state levels.

It’s the sixth time Colorado lawmakers have considered some sort of immigrant tuition bill.

This year’s proposal is expected to clear the Democratic Senate, as it did last year. Advocates are watching to see if the GOP House will budge on immigrant tuition.

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