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The Arkansas Senate on Monday rejected letting the children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities after opponents questioned the offer's legality and possibility it would attract more immigrants.

Sponsor Sen. Joyce Elliott said the bill was a way to offer higher education opportunities to students who are already in Arkansas but cannot afford the out-of-state rates they must currently pay. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/31/ark-senate-spurns-immigrant-schools-bill/

By Andrew DeMillo -- Associated Press

In-State Tuition

Updated: Mon, Apr 6th 2009 @ 3:02pm EDT