TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Senate panel is urging rejection of
a bill to repeal a law granting in-state tuition rates to certain
illegal immigrants at public colleges and universities.
The Federal and State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to send
the bill to the floor with an adverse recommendation. That means
the bill would die in the current session barring a procedural
The House approved the bill last month.
The law allows illegal immigrants who meet certain rules to pay
the lower, in-state tuition rates at the state's public
universities and colleges. The Board of Regents said 413 students
enrolled under the law last fall.
Critics argue the statute violates federal law and is unfair to
out-of-state and foreign students.
Supporters say the repeal is driven by fear that the law
encourages illegal immigrants to move to Kansas.