The Colorado Senate has just approved a bill that will allow illegal immigrants in Colorado to attend university there at a tuition level that is closer to in-state residents, as opposed to paying out-of-state tuition. The measure was passed with the support of every Democrat and only Republicans putting up resistance. The tuition rate in question will still be higher than in-state as long as the undocumented alien can provide evidence that he or she is a long term resident of the state. The current tuition for in-state residents is $8000 a year and out-of-state is $30000. The undocumented alien will pay $10000 if the measure becomes law.
Supporters of the bill say that it is unfair to penalize people who were brought to the US as children by prohibiting them to better their lives. Opponents feel that allowing anyone to attend university even if they are undocumented is tantamount to rewarding illegal behavior.