undocumented students

Meredith Geddings / Florida House of Representatives

A state lawmaker’s proposal to revoke in-state tuition for undocumented students has some on college campuses fearful of what lays ahead.

MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott has signed the so-called Immigrant Tuition bill, the first of the 105 bills sent to his desk last week. But, some say it’s all just a re-election ploy.

Florida Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein says while she’d like to see the measure do more, she’s happy Scott signed the bill granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students.

Huffington Post

Governor Rick Scott has about two weeks to act on more than a 100 bills delivered to his desk Thursday. They include a bill granting in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants as well as a bill legalizing a mild strain of marijuana for medical purposes—a couple controversial measures Scott has already said he’ll sign.

Charlotte's Web

Capital Report: 05-02-2014

May 2, 2014

Some controversial gun measures went almost right down to the wire in this year’s lawmaking session.  Sascha Cordner has the latest.

The children of undocumented immigrants in Florida will soon get to attend college for the same price as their cohorts. Regan McCarthy reports a bill to offer instate tuition to undocumented students passed the House Friday.

Capital Report: 04-30-2014

Apr 30, 2014

The divisions among Florida Senators when it comes to whether undocumented students should be charged in-state tuition rates are becoming clearer, ahead of a planned vote on the issue Thursday. Lynn Hatter reports the Senate has changed the bill to reduce tuition rates for other groups of students as well.

You may have heard of the never-ending story.  That tale could be about the reform of Florida’s public pension system.  Sascha Cordner reports that overhaul seems up in the air once again after a procedural move in the state senate today.

The Florida Senate will weigh in on whether undocumented immigrants can be charged the in-state tuition rate for attending the state’s public colleges and universities.

The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, also reduces the state university system governing board’s authority to grant tuition increases above what the legislature approves.  But that’s not the part of the bill getting the most attention.

Florida Senate

The Florida Senate took a step today toward allowing the state Supreme Court discretion in admitting undocumented immigrants to practice law.  The vote to approve an amendment doing so comes after the Supreme Court recently denied an undocumented student admission to the bar. But in his written opinion, Justice Jorge Labarga urged the Legislature to act.

During a passionate floor debate, Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness)  said the law student’s story changed how he thinks about immigrants.