NASHVILLE – A House panel today narrowly shot down legislation that sought to grant in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students who have graduated from Tennessee high schools.
House Education Administration and Planning Committee members voted down the bill on a 7-6 vote.
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Prior to the vote, the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Mark White, R-Memphis, passionately argued passionately for the issue, saying there are an estimated 13,000 students in Tennessee K-12 schools who were brought illegally into the U.S. by their parents “through no fault of their own.”
“They’re graduating [high school] alongside our sons and daughters,” White said, only to “find they can’t go on. They have dreams of a better life through education.”
He argued his belief that it is “a basic conservative Republican position” to provide support for those “willing to get up and go to work or better their life.”
The students wouldn’t be getting a free ride, White said, noting
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