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Colorado immigrant tuition bill to be signed

Colorado immigrant tuition bill to be signed

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Apr 29, 2013

DENVER (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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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.