A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to receive in state college tuition gets its first hearing at the state capitol later today. The bill’s Democratic sponsor Chris Romer has tried to soften the measure in an effort to gain support from members of his own party. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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2 Responses to Illegal Immigrant Tuition Preview

  1. barney bauer says:

    They just done away with in state tuition for our verterans because it would cost too much. If this bill is passed for ILLEGALS, every person who voted for it should be impeached or voted out of office but tarred and feathered first

  2. Brian says:

    Dave Schultheis, “Many people feel that in some cases [a college education] holds a person back from actually being a productive member of society and really achieving something.” Please tell me he misspoke, I can’t think of how a college education can hold people back from contributing to society.

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