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Supporters of a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Minnesota public colleges wear signs that say "I am SF 723 - HF 875" during a Tuesday meeting. (Danielle Killey/Forum News Service)

Immigrant higher education bill pushed

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ST. PAUL -- More students could attend college if a plan allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges is approved, a Minnesota lawmaker argues.

"We want to eliminate the achievement gap so that students who have not traditionally been going to college are going to college," said Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul. "We need them in our future workforce."

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