Arne Duncan says he supports in-state tuition for undocumented
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that he supports allowing the children of undocumented residents to attend colleges at an in-state tuition rate.
The Washington Post reports:
Duncan said some of the children of illegal immigrants came to the United States when they were infants. He said the United States is their home, where they’ve worked hard in school and taken on leadership roles. For too long, he said, the U.S. policy toward them has been backward.
“They are either going to be taxpayers and productive citizens and entrepreneurs and innovators or they are going to be on the sidelines and a drag on the economy,” Duncan said in an interview with The Associated Press.
While Michigan currently has no law related to immigration status and in-state tuition, this move and announcement could push conservatives in the state legislature, such as Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) into introducing legislation to match his current anti-immigration bills.