Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill this week allowing the children of undocumented immigrants who have graduated from a Florida high-school to pay in-state tuition. Despite the fact that this was a hard-fought and momentous piece of immigration legislation, Scott has not been publicly celebrating this aspect of the bill.
Momentum for a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students in the state has stalled due to a divide within the Florida Legislature's Republican leadership.
Just a few days shy of the beginning of this year’s legislation session, there are signs that in-state tuition for undocumented students might pass.
During a meeting with Hispanic members of the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott said he will "consider" a bill that would allow the children undocumented immigrants living in Florida to qualify for in-state tuition at the state's colleges and universities.
Ralph De La Cruz: In the U.S. Census, the big winners were states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants.