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Study: Repeal of in-state tuition for Dreamers could cost Texas $400 million annually

Study: Repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented students could cost Texas $400 million annually

A research and advocacy organization co-founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who created Fox News, is attempting to quash any effort to end in-state tuition for so-called immigrant Dreamers in Texas, before it can get off the ground.

New American Economy, created to promote immigration reform in 2010 by Bloomberg, a potential Democratic presidential candidate, and Murdoch, an Australian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen who created the go-to news source for many Republicans, will release an analysis Tuesday indicating that House Bill 413, authored by state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, and Senate Bill 576, authored by freshman Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, to repeal in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants, would cost Texas $400 million a year in lost economic activity.

“Texas was the first state in the country to actually create a policy for in-state tuition, and there have been really, really tangible economic benefits...Read the full article.

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