Liberal, KS

Now: 78 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 78 °F | Lo: 44 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 66 °F 

Lo: 47 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 42 °F

Thursday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 44 °F

Friday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 43 °F

Saturday

Hi: 63 °F 

Lo: 41 °F

Kansas House Defeats Immigrant Tuition Bill

KSCB News - May 11, 2012 5:59 am

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Republican-led Kansas House has rejected

an effort to repeal a 2004 law allowing some illegal immigrants to

pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

The law permits illegal immigrants who meet certain rules, such

as graduating from a Kansas high school, to pay the lower tuition

Kansas charges to residents of the state. The Kansas Board of

Regents says about 500 students participate in the program.

House members defeated a proposed repeal Thursday on an

unrecorded 68-32 vote during debate on a broader education bill.

Those favoring repeal said the tuition program rewards illegal

immigrants and serves to attract others to Kansas.

But other House members said the students who benefit from the

program are working toward citizenship and bettering their lives.

 

Latest Stories

Republican Candidates to Make Campaign Stop in Liberal

On Friday October 26th, the Seward County Republican Party will host a rally for several Statewide...

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow Returns to Liberal Memorial Library

The Liberal Memorial Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow...

Chamber Looking for Businesses to Participate in Holiday Open House

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce will once again be hosting a City-Wide Holiday Open House. The...