Fair Pay?

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Should children of illegal immigrants be getting a break in tuition at the state's colleges and universities?

That's the debate members of the House Appropriations Committee are taking up.

They're reviewing a plan that would allow such families to pay in-state tuition rates. Under House Bill 1124, families would qualify for in-state rates if the children attended a Colorado high school for at least 3 years and graduated or received an equivalency diploma.

Supporters of the bill say the parents have already paid taxes and the plan would create contributing members of society.

Opponents say illegal immigrants already received a public education and the state doesn't have the money to cover the costs.