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NEW: Gov Patrick Calls for In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants

Monday, November 19, 2012

 

Governor Deval Patrick is calling on the state Board of Higher Education to offer in-state tuition to illegal immigrants under a new federal program initiated by President Barack Obama this summer.

Under Obama's program, immigrants who meet certain criteria, including having arrived in the country before turning 16, will be granted deferred action status from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, shielding them from deportation for at least two years and making them eligible for work permits.

Those immigrants granted deferred status will be eligible for in-state tuition at the Commonwealth's 29 colleges, which can translate to savings of up to $13,000 per year.

Last year, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated that between 315 and 365 illegal immigrant students would take advantage of the in-state tuition rates and enroll in the first year such a policy was put in place. The state's colleges and universities would also receive between $1.8 million and $2.1 million in new revenues during the first year.

 

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