Proposal for In-State Tuition for Young Immigrants | News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Young Michigan immigrants who have temporary legal presence under a federal program would receive in-state tuition under legislation introduced in the state House.
Minority Democrats in the state House introduced bills Tuesday aimed at assisting aspiring citizens. They would let students who qualify through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program get in-state tuition.
Democratic Rep. Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor says in order to qualify, students would also have to have attended Michigan high schools for at least 3 years and be working toward their citizenship.
Other bills would create an Office of Immigration Integration to coordinate services and resources for immigrants. It would also write current secretary of state policy into law to let young immigrants under the federal program get driver's licenses and state ID cards.
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