In the News: Senate, House panels split on tuition for immigrants

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BY JIM NOLAN | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Friday, February 1, 2013


“This is a major victory for Virginia’s immigrant community” said Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, D-Arlington, adding that he hopes the money committee will send the bill to the House floor.

“Virginia has already made a tremendous investment in the primary and secondary education of undocumented students,” Lopez said.

“Allowing them the opportunity to earn in-state tuition for higher education will ensure that Virginia keeps its best and the brightest students so that they can continue to contribute to the commonwealth. This is not just the right thing to do for these students who are here at no fault of their own, but the right thing to do for economic growth in Virginia.”

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