Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate |

Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

The Associated Press

AP file photoJair Acuna, 15, sits on the floor in the back of the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the state Capitol on Monday as people testify for and against Senate Bill 126.

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

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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