by Susan Jones, CNS News:
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, says young people who are in the commonwealth illegally may qualify for in-state tuition.
“These ‘DREAMers’ are already Virginians in some very important ways,” Herring told the presidents of Virginia’s public colleges and universities on Tuesday. “In most cases they were raised here, they graduated from Virginia schools, and they have known no home but Virginia. They might be the valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school, but because they were brought here as children many years ago, an affordable education remains out of their reach.
“Instead of punishing and placing limits on these smart, talented, hard-working young people, Virginia should extend them an opportunity for an affordable education. It’s what the law requires, it makes economic sense for Virginia, and it’s the right thing to do.”
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