Senate Bill 1819 by Senator Campbell et al. is a threat to HB 1403. Her bill mends state law so that a person unauthorized to be present in the United States cannot be considered a resident of this state for the purposes of receiving in-state tuition at a public institution of higher education. Undocumented students who currently receive in-state tuition at a public institution of higher education with at least 30 hours of credit before the 2015-16 academic year will be exempt from the changes.
This bill will get heard on April 6th, at 8AM Veteran Affairs & Military Installations-S/C Border Security Committee (which, btw, offensively frames DREAMers as a security threat!) at the Texas State Capitol in 2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.).
DREAMers and allies will be coming from throughout the state to challenge this. Get your voice heard, too. I think that there will also be a 10:30AM press conference outside the hearing room, too (will confirm).
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