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Last Friday, a bill that would allow in-state tuition for undocumented students in Colorado has been approved by the state Senate Education Committee.

Senate Bill 126 would allow in-state tuition, but not government financial aid. One attorney based in Denver (CO), Tim Paynter, says that this bill should be used as an opportunity to stop cyclical poverty for immigrant youth.

“It is a chance to break the chain of poverty handed down from one generation to the next. Many youths who go to college work hard to pass the opportunity along to their own children, hence improving society. Sadly, for undocumented youth, such dreams remain the luxury for others.”

(Follow his blog here to find out more of what you can do.)

While States like Colorado and Virginia are moving forward, North Carolina and Georgia are falling behind. If you haven’t taken action against the college ban in North Carolina (HB 11), call House Speaker Thom Tillis at 919-733-3451 (or toll free at 800-567-2285).

Sign the petition against HB11 in North Carolina.

Also sign the petition against Georgia’s HB 59.