Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Undocumented College Students to Pay Lower In-State Tuition in Colorado

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Colorado passed a bill on Friday allowing undocumented college students to pay less for in-state tuition at public universities.

The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure, which is said to benefit around 500 students by its first year.

“The governor and I support this bill because we want Colorado to have a strong economy,” says Joe Garcia, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.

In order to be qualified, undocumented students must have graduated from a Colorado high school, lived three straight years in state, and sign a sworn statement saying they have begun the process of regularizing their immigration status or that they will start the process soon.

The bill is co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Mike Johnston and Angela Giron. They both drafted the bill once the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program started last August.

“Undocumented kids will now have a fair and equitable way to pursue a higher education in CO. Well done,” says John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, on Twitter.

Fox News Latino