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Lawmakers consider tuition break for children of illegal immigrants

Florida lawmakers Wednesday started wrestling with a federal court ruling prohibiting the state from charging out-of-state tuition rates to U.S.-born Florida residents whose parents are illegal immigrants.

Vickie Shirley, general counsel for the Board of Governors, talked about a federal judge’s ruling in September that prohibits Florida from charging the higher rate to citizens whose parents migrated to the U.S. without the proper documents. Florida determines a student’s residency based on a parent’s citizenship.

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