A program that allows some illegal
immigrants to pay in-state tuition to attend Kansas public colleges
and universities would end under a bill advancing in a House
Members of the Federal and State Affairs Committee voted
Thursday to recommend a bill for passage that would end the program
that began in 2004. The measure now goes to the full House for
Critics of the tuition program argue the state policy violates
federal law, encourages illegal immigration and is unfair to
out-of-state and foreign students at Kansas colleges and
Similar measures have passed the House since adoption of the
policy but have failed to find enough votes in the Senate.
The state Board of Regents said 413 students enrolled under the
law last fall.