Today Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced The Investing IN States to Achieve Tuition Equity (IN-STATE) for DREAMer Students Act. The bill would provide $750 million in need-based aid to any state that sets “equitable in-state tuition rates” or that offers financial aid to undocumented students who have graduated from American high schools.
We’ve seen similar laws passed in 18 other states, most recently in New Jersey and California. A federal law would ease the difficulty of affording higher education that many undocumented students face. All students deserve access to affordable education no matter their status. Simply put, states shouldn’t discriminate against students who came to the United States through no fault of their own.
“Undocumented students are no different than their classmates,” said Sen. Murray (D-Wash.) in a statement. “They live in the same towns, attend the same schools, and share the same dreams – and they deserve an equal chance to go to college and start successful careers in this country.”
Thank you Sen. Murray and Rep. Polis for standing by America’s DREAMers and introducing this important bill!
Read more about the proposed IN-STATE Tuition for DREAMers Act below:
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