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Jul 18, 2013 6:32 AM by Eugene Daniels

Immigrant tuition law marked across Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers who supported Colorado's new law allowing state residents to receive in-state tuition even if they're in the country without legal permission are celebrating the registration of new students qualifying for the rate.

Four events are planned around Colorado Thursday morning. Six Democrats and one Republican are attending events in Aurora, Colorado Springs, Longmont and Westminster.

The new law grants in-state tuition for Colorado high school graduates regardless of their immigration status. To qualify, students must also sign an affidavit saying they are seeking, or will seek, legal status in the U.S.

In April, Colorado became the fourteenth state to allow immigrants who graduate from state high schools to attend colleges at the tuition rate other in-state students pay, rather than a higher rate paid by out-of-state students.

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