A Miami lawmaker wants to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida's public universities instead of the significantly higher, out-of-state rates they have to pay now.
Former state Rep. Juan Carlos Zapata left the legislature last year due to term limits, but a version of a bill he wrote wants to provide in-state tuition breaks for undocumented students. Zapata's bill is now being pushed by one of his former colleagues from South Miami-Dade, state Rep. Dwight Bullard.
There is little indication that bill will pass in the GOP-controlled House and Senate
Bullard called the proposed law the Florida Dream Act, referring to a federal bill blocked in Congress last month that would have granted legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented students and members of the military.
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