U of Colorado Regents Could Back In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A legislative measure to extend in-state tuition benefits to undocumented students may get an endorsement from the University of Colorado -- key support from the flagship school that was missing last year when a similar bill was introduced.

Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, said he's considering bringing a resolution forward to his colleagues on the Republican-controlled board.

Tillie Bishop, a Republican from Grand Junction, could be the swing vote the Democrats need for an endorsement. Last year, Bishop told the Camera he didn't support the legislation, saying illegal students shouldn't be given tuition perks when out-of-state students in the country legally are paying non-resident rates.

This year, he's softened his stance, he said.

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