Colorado debates tuition break for illegal immigrants
DENVER, Colorado ” Colorado lawmakers are preparing to debate a bill that would give in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants.
Supporters say the business community is behind the proposal.
The Senate Education Committee takes up the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Chris Romer Thursday.
Romer has tweaked the bill to gain support from other lawmakers, adding a requirement that students sign an affidavit saying they are seeking legal status and eliminating a state subsidy of up to $2,700 that other students receive.
This is the fourth time Colorado has tried to give the lower-cost in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.