The Colorado House passed a proposal Friday allowing students who entered the U.S. illegally to pay lower college tuition, sending the bill to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign it.
Illegal immigrants are closer to receiving in-state tuition with a bill that’s made it to the farthest point in the Colorado Legislature since it was first introduced 10 years ago.
An immigrant tuition bill has gotten its first-ever support from Republicans in the Colorado Senate.
Dozens of jubilant students cheered Democratic lawmakers at the Colorado Capitol who want to lower tuition costs for illegal immigrants graduating from state high schools.
Illegal immigrants who grow up in the state should be eligible for in-state tuition, not a higher, compromise rate, Colorado Democrats told The Associated Press Monday.
A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants was expected for debate in the Colorado Senate Friday.
A Republican-led committee in the Colorado House could halt an attempt to lower tuition rates for illegal immigrants when the measure is heard Monday.
Colorado Democrats are proposing legislation allowing illegal immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition.