Texas Grassroots Activists Push to End In-State Tuition for Illegals

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 9:58 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- On the first day of bill filing for the 84th Legislative SessionTexas State Representative Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) filed HB 209, which would repeal a 2001 law allowing illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition at Texas universities if they met certain criteria. The legislation was cheered by conservative grassroots activists, who have long opposed allowing illegal immigrants to pay the lower in-state tuition rates charged to Texas residents as one of the "magnets" that creates incentives for people to illegally cross the border.