Mark Herring grants in-state tuition to Va. residents in U.S. illegally
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Attorney General Mark Herring is telling Virginia colleges that they can grant in-state tuition to thousands of students who were previously considered ineligible because of their immigration status.
The policy change, announced Tuesday at Northern Virginia Community College, is a change from the Democrat's Republican predecessors.
In the past, the attorney general's office had advised that students who entered the country illegally were barred from receiving in-state tuition, even if they were children when they immigrated.
Herring says students can qualify for the reduced tuition under a special immigration status created by the Obama administration for certain young people brought to the country as children.