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Statement of Sen. Warner on In-State Tuition for Virginia DREAMers

~ On in-state tuition for Virginia DREAMers ~

Apr 29 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement on Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement today that Virginia students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, or DREAMers, are eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public community colleges and universities:

“Today’s announcement is an important step in the direction of fairness and economic opportunity for the children of undocumented immigrants,” Sen. Warner said. “If the United States is going to win the talent competition in today’s global economy, the last thing we need to do is exclude educated young people who were brought here through no fault of their own. When I was governor, we tried to ensure that DREAMers would have access to in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities and I’m thrilled that Attorney General Herring has determined that under law, these Virginians will have access to educational opportunity.”