Gregory Hahn, Idaho Statesman, Feb. 20, 2007
A plan to encourage the children of immigrants in Idaho to attend college was introduced this morning in a House committee.
The bill would allow undocumented students—often children of illegal workers—the same in-state tuition and fee rates given to other Idahoans.
Some of the legislators said they had reservations, but they agreed to introduce the bill and learn more at a public hearing.
“They are living in this state, and they should be educated,” Twin Falls Republican Rep. Jim Patrick said.