Could bring an extra million dollars to the Oregon university system
Giving more kids a chance at a better life is the idea behind Oegon's Tuition Equity bill. It was passed by the House and now goes to the Senate.
The bill lays out the requirements under which children of undocumented parents would qualify for in-state public university tuition.
Representative Michael Dembrow says it "enables Oregon to build a world class work force from within."
Among the requirements would be proof of a path to citizenship. But Representative Sal Esquivel doesn't think its fair. "I hold out my hand to every person who wants to come to this country. But there is one stipulation I add to it...let's do it right...let's do it legal."
It is estimated 38 students could qualify for tuition equity in the next two years.