DENVER (AP) – Senate Democrats approved legislation that would allow illegal immigrants in Colorado attend college at a discounted tuition rate.

The bill passed on a party-line vote Monday with Republican opposition. The bill heads to the Republican-controlled House.

The proposal would let illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools attend college at a rate lower than the out-of-state price, but slightly higher than the in-state rate. The students must sign an affidavit saying they are seeking legal status.

It would be up to colleges whether to participate in the tuition program.

Supporters say illegal immigrants who grew up attending state schools deserve a chance to attend college at an affordable rate. But opponents say the bill rewards illegal behavior.

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Comments (13)
  1. m.beckner says:

    Well its time to make a change in the senate!!!!!!! Wipeing the slate clean

    come election time….. If you voted or not …….. You didnt fight hard

    enought ……………………………………

  2. American Eagle says:

    Another bunch of illegals in for a free ride.. Pathetic. Hopefully the Republican house will reject it, and send the the proposal back to Mexico.

  3. John says:

    Another way of rewarding Illegal Aliens. They get a reduced rate over citizens of the United States? This truly shows how far the liberal’s will go to get the vote.

  4. Voice of Reason says:

    It’s unbelievable to me. You talk about pandering for a vote. The Libs have no soul. Yet if you were born in the next state over, you have to pay non-res. tuition. Does anyone else see a problem with this? You can’t even fly the American Flag in Mexico and we let them come here and do this? Please.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    Now read above. The law that would require a photo ID at the ballot box was voted down. Again, here we go. The Dems are shameless.

  6. Logic says:

    I’m fine with them going to college and getting an education. However they should not get a discount over the people who are here legally to do so. Give out of state students a discount BEFORE you give discounts to people who are illegal aliens.

  7. Janice says:

    Illegal is Illegal. They shouldn’t get ANYTHING! This vote by our senate is wrong. No wonder our state is in the mess that it is- with votes like this. Hopefully the house will take it DOWN!

  8. Chunk says:

    Is this a joke?

  9. Joe says:

    The dem way, rewarding criminals, and punishing the Americans the illegals steal from, what a bunch of traitors.

  10. Tom says:

    Do the authors of these articles really think that if they call criminals immigrants enough times we will come to accept this? Ain’t happening.

  11. Asodeska says:

    This is a message to Colorado voters:-


  12. Big Bertha says:

    There’s no surprise here. Everybody knew the Senate would pass it. And the Senate knows the House will stall the bill if not defeat it. But, the Dems have done what they promised so they can tell Hispanic voters they tried. Another day in the Land of Ho Hum.

  13. Paige says:

    I always thought I was a democrat until I read this. I don’t understand how a democrat or republican could be in favor of this bill? Why on earth would our country take better care of another countries people? Why don’t American’s come first in America? This isn’t rocket science. What has happened to our Nation to get so skewed. I think we need a revolution!

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