Pro-Immigrant Measures Make Gains at the State Level

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As we reach the midpoint in state legislative sessions, 2013 is shaping up to be a year where most states are moving in a more positive direction when it comes to immigration policy.

In Colorado and Oregon, bills allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities have passed the legislatures. Pennsylvania State Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R) introduced an in-state tuition bill in his state. In Arkansas, a legislative panel is expected to weigh in soon about whether undocumented immigrants in the state should be eligible for in-state tuition, and Gov. Mike Beebe (D) said earlier this week that he would support the policy.

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