Colorado set to grant in-state tuition to illegal aliens

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After two years of wrangling, Democrats in Colorado are set to push through a bill to grant undocumented persons in-state tuition at public universities. The bill is also expected to garner the signature of Democratic governor John Hickenlooper.

Latina high school students attend a news conference and rally presenting a bill that could make the children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition, at the State Capitol in Denver, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Currently students who live in Colorado who are not American citizens pay up to twice as much as official state residents even if they have lived in the state for most or all of their lives.

The Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) bill,  however, would reverse that policy by allowing undocumented students who attended three years of high school in Colorado or received their General Equivalency Diploma in the state to apply for the lower rate.

While a previous iteration of the bill allowed administrators to opt their institutions out, the version which likely to become law does not afford such flexibility.

A website set up to promote the bill claims its passage would stimulate the economy, create jobs in Colorado and increase revenue for Colorado universities.

The legislative push for ASSET comes after the Metropolitan State University of Denver ignited a firestorm of controversy and raised questions of legality by reducing tuition for illegal immigrants.

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