(THE HILL) A Republican state representative has filed legislation to roll back the Texas DREAM Act, a 2001 law allowing undocumented residents to pay in-state tuition at public colleges if they graduate from a state high school.
The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R), who represents a district near Dallas, said the DREAM Act is part of the reason immigrants come to Texas in the first place.
“It is time to put Texas children first. That is why I filed a bill to repeal in state college tuition for illegals,” Stickland said in a Twitter message Thursday. “No more handouts, freebies, or reduced prices for people who break the law,” he added Friday on Facebook.
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