Rhode Island Approves In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants

A Rhode Island education board unanimously approved a measure to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities last night after the legislature declined to take up the issue. Yesterday’s public meeting was contentious, but the chairwoman of the Board of Governors for Higher Education said the issue had been studied extensively and the 11 members concluded the move was “fair” and “logical.” Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) threw his support behind the board taking up the issue after the state General Assembly declined to act on legislation to approve the change. Watch a report from the local NBC affiliate: