GOP Would Deny Funds to Colleges Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition

Just days before Republicans gather for their national convention in Tampa, Fla., party leaders have adopted a platform that would cut off federal financing to colleges and universities that permit illegal immigrants to pay tuition at the same lower rates as state residents, according to The New York Times. The proposal is part of a broad package of platform policies that take a tough stance on immigration issues. One institution, Metropolitan State University of Denver, this week adopted a discounted-tuition policy for illegal immigrants that allows them to pay less than nonresidents but roughly $3,000 more than legal Colorado residents. Also this week, Hampshire College, a liberal-arts institution in Massachusetts, announced that it would offer a scholarship to one illegal immigrant annually, the Associated Press reported.

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