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NH House Passes Bill Giving Children of Undocumented Workers In-State Tuition

The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday that would give children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition.
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday that would give children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition.

According to the bill, in order to eligible children of undocumented workers would have to meet the following requirements to get in-state tuition:
  • Have graduated from a NH high school or received an equivalent certificate from the state.
  • Attended a high school or equivalent program for 3 years prior to graduation.
  • Met all other criteria for in-state tuition.
"This bill gives in-state resident tuition privileges to persons that are in this country illegally," Rep. Ralph G. Boehm (R-Hillsborough) said. "It is not fair for out-of state students to have to pay higher tuition than other students that are in this country illegally."

Students will also be required to file an application to become a legal U.S. resident, if they aren't already. The student would then have to provide proof of U.S. residency information to the university.

The bill now goes to the New Hampshire Senate. The bill passed by a 188-155 vote.
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