The Republican-controlled Legislature began a push Monday to repeal Texas’ 14-year-old law that gives the children of some people living in the United States illegally in-state tuition at public universities.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.
Public universities in Texas would have to offer students fixed four-year tuition prices under a bill that has cleared a key House vote.
The Texas law allowing some illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates, a flashpoint issue that helped doom Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign for president, is set to be tweaked Thursday to remind students they promised to seek legal status.