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New Legislation on Undocumented Students in Missouri and Kansas

By Sylvia Maria Gross

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Kansas City, MO – Most colleges and universities try to determine a students' citizenship status before they're enrolled. Public institutions are particularly concerned with residency, because they offer discounts to students who live within the state. But many students who are not legally in the US do end up attending college, and 10 states have laws that allow them to register as residents, including Kansas. As KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, Kansas lawmakers are considering repealing the in-state tuition law and the Missouri assembly could pass some groundbreaking legislation that would prohibit illegal immigrants from attending state colleges altogether.

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