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Expand state college aid to undocumented students

Excerpts from The Oregonian:
  • A party-line vote approved legislation that would expand state college aid to undocumented students.
  • SB932 marks another step toward "tuition equity" in Oregon, allowing immigrants brought to the US by their parents to pay in-state tuition rates when attending Oregon colleges.
  • Under SB932, those students would be eligible for state tuition grants worth about $2,000 a year.
  • State officials estimate up 350 undocumented students, often from low- income families, will be able to receive grants & attend college. SB932 adds funding for 13,000 more students overall to qualify for state tuition grants.
  • The vote was acrimonious: opponents pointed to a ballot referendum that would have issued driver's cards to residents without proof of immigration status. Oregonians voted down the measure in droves.Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate, 17-12-1; passed Assembly 34-25-1; Speaker Kotek voted YES; Signed by the Governor 8/12/2015
    Source: Oregon legislative voting records: SB932 , Jul 22, 2015

    Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens

    SB 833: Authorizes Drivers Licenses for Individuals Without Legal Proof of US Residence. Legislative Outcome:Passed Senate 20-7-3 on April 23; Passed House, 38-20-2 on April 30; House Speaker Tina Kotek voted YES; Signed by Governor John Kitzhaber on May 1, 2013
    Source: Oregon legislative voting records: SB 833 , Apr 30, 2013

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