Colorado Lawmakers Debate In-State Tuition for Immigrants

April 2009

nancy_pelosiA bill that would provide immigrants with lower-cost, in-state tuition at universities advanced via panel in the state Legislature yesterday, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette, igniting debate over the role of immigrants in the state. Republicans accused the Democrats, who passed the bill, of trickery, setting the bill for a vote when Senator Ted Harvey, a Highlands Ranch Republican, was out of town, according to The Denver Post. Earlier this week, former Congressman Tom Tancredo invited himself and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Greeley to take part in an immigrant-rights march, according to the Greeley Tribune . Tancredo took issue with Pelosi's recent comments at a church, where she called some law-enforcement actions against undocumented immigrants "un-American." Meanwhile, immigrant advocates fear that politics and police will make it harder for the U.S. Census Bureau to do its job of counting every person in the land, writes The Colorado Independent.

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