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Action delayed on A&M student illegal migrant bill

he Texas A&M University student senate deferred action on a proposal to put it on record as opposing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

Instead, the panel voted 34-19 Tuesday night to send the bill back to its external affairs committee.

The Eagle of Bryan-College Station reports the action came after two hours of debate. One of the bill's 10 co-sponsors, Justin Pulliam, said, "This isn't a financial issue. This is about what's right and what's fair. It isn't fair to out-of-state citizens who are here illegally."

But according to student senator Taylor Barron, "This is an immigration issue. It does not belong in the student senate."

Illegal-immigrant residents of Texas have qualified for in-state tuition at Texas state universities under a 2001 state law.

Information from: The Eagle, http://www.theeagle.com





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