DENVER (AP) – Democratic lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill letting Colorado illegal immigrants qualify for college tuition that’s lower than the out-of-state rate.

The bill passed a Senate committee Thursday on a party-line vote with Republicans against. It’s expected to clear the full Senate. A bigger challenge will be the Republican-led House.

Senate Bill 15 is the sixth time Colorado lawmakers have debated what benefits illegal immigrant students should receive.

The bill gives colleges the option of creating a third tuition category for illegal immigrant students who have graduated from a state high school after. The students also must sign an affidavit saying they are seeking legal status.

Tuition for illegal immigrants would be a bit higher than the in-state rate, but lower than out-of-state.

LINK: Senate Bill 15

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Comments (13)
  1. American Eagle says:

    There should be no debate over this. What part of the word “illegal” do these Morons not get? American’s do not receive any “discounts” going to school in Mexico folks! They are lucky to even be able to go to school here. Sorry folks but we should send the signal to the parents of these anchor babies that the days of the free rides are OVER!

  2. Asodeska says:


  3. Steve B says:

    The only ‘fair’ thing to do at this point is to just get rid of the out-of-state tuition rate.

  4. Rabbitt says:

    I always thought that the Senators and Representatives of this country were suppose to be supporting and PROTECTING the LEGAL citizens of the US. Here we go again passing monetary benefits to people that it wasn’t meant to help. God knows there are legal citizens that actually and deservedly need the help. There are legal American kids that can’t afford meal money let alone tuition for school and what happens….OUR representatives doling out money for votes!

  5. chris says:

    Everyone should DEMAND the arrest of ALL the democrats that voted for this bill as they are flat out BREAKING THE LAW BY GIVING ILLEGALS ANYTHING EXCEPT A DEPORTATION BUS TICKET!!! Much less OUR TAX MONEY!!! Time to fire these idiots.

  6. Pablo says:

    If you spoke against this …they would say that you are a racist …crazy at it may seem…people just get in the streets….

  7. Maggie says:

    Illegal is Illegal, hello Representatives, aren’t you supposed to be upholding the laws of this country. I’m voting and everyone should vote these guys out of office.

  8. Maggie says:

    BTW we voted you in to office, we can vote you out. This is completely stupid, someone send the Senate the definition of Illegal. What is wrong with these people. Haven’t you gotten us into enough debt already. Stop with the buddy buddy I’ll do this for you if you do this for me. Start thinking about the legal taxpayers of this country.

  9. Jeff says:

    What part of “illegal” do our legislators not understand? I don’r care who brought these kids into the country. If it was done illegally, they need to be deported!

    Stop taking services away from our own citizens! These folks do not desserve to have a spot in a college class taking one away from someone that is here legally!

    I bet if it were put to a vote of THE PEOPLE it would be soundly defeated!

  10. steve says:

    I come for visit, get treated regal,
    So I stay, who care I illegal?
    I cross border, poor and broke,
    Take bus, see employment folk.
    Nice man treat me good in there,
    Say I need to see welfare.
    Welfare say, “You come no more,
    We send cash right to your door.”
    Welfare checks, they make you

    Medicaid it keep you healthy!
    By and by, I got plenty money,
    Thanks to you, American dummy.
    Write to friends in motherland,
    Tell them come as fast as you can.
    They come in rags and Chebby

    I buy big house with welfare bucks.
    They come here, we live together,
    More welfare checks, it gets better!
    Fourteen families they moving in,
    But neighbor’s patience wearing thin.
    Finally, white guy moves away,
    Now I buy his house, and then I say,
    “Find more aliens for house to rent.”

    And in the yard I put a tent.
    Send for family (they just trash),
    But they, too, draw the welfare cash!
    Everything is mucho good,
    And soon we own the neighborhood.
    We have hobby–it’s called breeding,
    Welfare pay for baby feeding.
    Kids need dentist? Wife need pills?
    We get free! We got no bills!

    American crazy! He pay all year,
    To keep welfare running here.
    We think America darn good place!
    Too darn good for the white man

    If they no like us, they can go,
    Got lots of room in Mexico

  11. Delaware Bob says:

    STOP PANDERING TO ILLEGAL ALIENS! Let the parents who bought them here illegally take them back to their own country for their education! HAven’t the American taxpayers paid enought already on these illegal aiens!

    I’m not a republican, but I will be voting for one this election, and pray to God he will get our immigration laws enforced. I’m sick of obama pandering to these people who have NO RIGHT to be in this country. The illegal aliens who don’t have our jobs, are using this country as a welfare country with their anchor babies, (illegal alien children). Why should illegal aliens be entitled to a DREAM Act? They are in this country ILLEGALLY no matter how they got here. It’s time to get these illegal aliens back to their own country where they belong. They DO NOT belong here! Then we have obama’s aunt and uncle, who just snubbed their nose at our laws. What are they doing here? Tell me. What are they doing here?

    Liberal Democrat stupidity knows no limits.

  12. Asodeska says:

    Great poem, Steve.
    Nice rhythm, makes a point,
    Put illegals in the joint.


    Criminals should not be rewarded with the privileges afforded to law abiding citizens. This is the most egregious slap in the face for all the hardworking american families trying to educate their kids. Why do the criminals always get the break at the expense of the law abiding? It is time to act responsibly for a change and usually this involves using your brain. Get a grip and start acting responsibly instead of playing politics.

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