Colorado Immigrant Tuition Bill To Be Signed

By: AP
By: AP

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign legislation to grant in-state tuition for students in the country illegally who graduate from Colorado high schools.

The signing ceremony Monday comes a decade after lawmakers first tried to pass the measure, which in the past has been opposed by both parties. This year, Democrats unanimously supported the bill and a handful of Republicans joined them.

Students in the country illegally who grew up in Colorado have had to pay for college at the out-of-state rate, which is more than three times higher than the in-state rate.

Thirteen states already allow in-state tuition for students living illegally in the U.S.

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