Senate Committee Shoots Down Immigrant Tuition Bill
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The state’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted down a bill which would have allowed certain illegal immigrants to pay the in-state tuition rate at Florida’s public colleges and universities.
The bill (SB 106) would have affected students who graduate from a Florida high school they’ve attended for at least three years regardless of immigration status.
Another bill that (SB 1018) would have allowed in-state tuition for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants met the same fate in another Senate committee last month.
Even if approved, it faced long odds. It had three more committee references and a House companion was not scheduled for a hearing.
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