Colorado: Dem lawmaker pushing in-state tuition for undocumented students
Ryan Summerlin October 14, 2009
A Democratic lawmaker has been quietly lining up support for his upcoming proposal to allow undocumented students to pay in-state college tuition.
Rep. Joe Miklosi of Denver said he often points out that the majority of states that have OK’d in-state tuition to children whose parents illegally entered the country are conservative states.
“We’re talking Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,” Miklosi said. “These are states where the Republican business leaders go to the Senate president and Speaker of the House and say, ‘We need a more educated workforce. Can you please pass this bill?'”
Miklosi declined to say which community leaders are on board to support a bill he plans to introduce next year called “The Workforce Development and Unsubsidized Tuition Act.”
“I wish I could tell you more now,” he said. “I’m not going to say anything except to say that we’re building a broad bipartisan coalition to show what support there is for this.”
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