Colorado gives illegal alien students access to financial aid for college

Article CAIRCO note: 
Governor Polis signed House Bill 1196 Monday
Article author: 
Justin Wingerter
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
14 May 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

[...] On Monday, Gov. Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 1196, allowing undocumented [illegal alien] students to apply for and receive state financial aid ...

During debate on the bill, Sen. Dominick Moreno, a Commerce City Democrat, said the average award in state financial aid is about $2,250. The state spends $174 million a year on financial aid ...

No one testified against the bill and there was no debate about it on the floors of the House and Senate. The House passed it 41-24 with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed. The Senate passed it 21-13, with several Republicans joining all Democrats in favor ...


24-76.5-103. Verification of lawful presence - exceptions - reporting - rules. (3) Verification of lawful presence in the United States shall not be IS NOT required