House kills illegal immigrant tuition-jobs bill

House kills illegal immigrant tuition-jobs bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The House has killed a bill that would have prohibited undocumented students from working while they received in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

House Bill 208 would have required students to file an affidavit with their school, saying they weren't employed and had not earned income in the United States in the year for which they sought the in-state rate.

Since 2002, children of illegal immigrants have been able to pay in-state tuition if they attended a Utah high school for at least three years.

Bill sponsor Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, says if the students were working, they would be doing so in violation of the law.

The bill failed 40-34 in the House.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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