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Immigrant Tuition Bills Catching On, But Not in Mass.

UMass Boston Chancellor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, pictured at a 2020 press conference, endorsed legislation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants to attend public colleges or universities at the in-state tuition rate, telling lawmakers it would "go a long way to eliminating some of the negative consequences our unauthorized immigrant youth students face." [Sam Doran/SHNS/File 2020]

Nearly 20 years after one advocacy group started its push to make in-state public college tuition rates accessible to undocumented immigrants and 15 years after the House rejected similar legislation, supporters are hopeful that Massachusetts will catch up to other states that have such policies on the books.

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