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Florida senator hopes to keep immigration tuition bill alive

A procedural maneuver could save a bill that would grant in-state college tuition rates to certain undocumented immigrants.

Last week, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced that his committee would not hear the proposal, which weakened its chance of becoming law.

But Monday, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said he would try to add the language to four other bills that come before the panel on Tuesday. If Latvala is successful, the immigrant tuition provision would stay alive.

He probably has the votes.

"Unless some of the [Republicans who supported the bill in previous hearings] get their chains pulled by leadership, we should be fine," he said.

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It's illegal immigrant not undocumented immigrant. Now that we have that straightened out we should focus on education to legalize immigrants. If you are an illegal immigrant you should not receive any benefits that even natural born citizens don't receive. Those that stay in America or in this case the state of Florida illegally without proper identification need to find every way possible to earn citizenship. They should not have come to America legally. No More Excuses. Obey the laws that are on the books. Anyone promoting these laws for illegals to receive free education on the backs of tax payers need to be brought up on charges of contempt. Nuff said.

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