College-bound immigrants deserve in-state tuition

Lauren Williams's picture

Massachusetts has been America's laboratory for experimentation and innovation for nearly four centuries.

Yet in 2014, our commonwealth’s commitment to progressive public policy designed to aid our most vulnerable children has fallen behind.

Seventeen states, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Utah – not exactly hotbeds of progressive politics, have passed legislation or implemented policies allowing undocumented immigrants who graduate from a local high school to receive in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed in-state tuition into law.

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