It is a question many across Minnesota are asking tonight: should people who are in the country illegally.. qualify for in-state tuition at Minnesota state schools?
It is an idea that is being considered right now at the Minnesota Legislature in Saint Paul.
Currently, international students attending Minnesota schools can qualify for in state tuition, and human rights advocate Lionel Foster says the same opportunity should be extended to students who may be here illegally. "As far as education is concerned, I don't think we should spare the dime on education. We should get education to as many people as we possibly can, whether they're here with papers or whether they're not."
The bill under consideration in Saint Paul does come with a condition.....the students must apply to become legal citizens as soon as possible.