Legality of tuition benefits for illegal immigrants debated Written by WADE MALCOLM The News Journal
The concerns raised by some legislators and higher education leaders stem from suits brought against similar laws in other states. Opponents to such legislation claim federal law forbids offering tuition benefits to students without legal residency.
Delaware’s version of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (known as the DREAM Act) is scheduled for hearing April 25 before the Senate Education Committee. The University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College already offer in-state tuition rates for undocumented students who meet certain qualifications.