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Staunch opposition lawmakers in two states say they are considering extending the kind of in state tuition benefits that are typically reserved for legal residents.
And extending those benefits to illegal immigrants.
Fans players and our Seattle bureau on this are Republicans changing their position.
On this story.
Well bill it's a big question -- -- in general seems that there is an effort to move departed to a softer stance on what to do with people who were in the country illegally you've got the Marco Rubio task force.
-- which is looking for a way to a -- the citizenship and now two states that have long opposed tuition breaks for illegals are poised to pass them.
It'll -- undocumented students who have been in Oregon in Colorado for five years and graduated from a high school there will be able to pay in state tuition.
And it's a huge savings 21000.
Dollars a year difference in Oregon between -- an out of state tuition.
Now for -- Castaneda.
Was a high school junior in Portland.
And an illegal immigrant who came here from Mexico when she was for it means a legitimate shot at a college degree.
Republicans and -- states helped put the bills over the top.
It's been continued.
To just cast Republicans aside and say you know they don't care about this well I think.
I think we're showing that we we do share similarities with Hispanic community and our values are very closely -- And the democratic governors in both states say they will sign these so called tuition equity bills.
In the law.
Bill I'm not everyone I'd imagined his happy about the ship explain that them.
Well no we I interviewed a college student at Oregon State University who was paying out of state tuition because she grew up in California she can't understand.
Why someone who's in the country illegally is getting what a multiple big state subsidy.
And she's -- north -- point -- grand a year.
Thirteen states already allow illegals to pay in state tuition rates opponents call it pandering by Republicans.
That will not help come election time.
You should stand on what's right.
To give special benefits to people who are illegally in the country to the detriment.
Of citizens is flat out wrong.
But others are -- the GOP has to do better with Hispanics at election time governor Romney -- you know -- got just 27%.
Other Hispanic vote 2012 election.
And Republicans say they cannot survive in the changing demographics -- that that have -- number but we'll see what comes of this thank you Dan Dan Springer is live in Seattle Pacific northwest.
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