marytwickham 
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Re: “"This Is My Home"

Dear Fair-minded,

It's important to note that the bill being considered would make in-state tuition availalbe only to immigrant families that have paid income taxes for at least three years.

Also, it's a misconception that undocumented immigrants don't pay taxes. They pay taxes too. http://www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org/2008/02/01/undocumented-immigrants-pay-taxes-too/Undocumented immigrants pay taxes too

Making higher education within reach for these students adds to the tax base, as those who receive an education will earn more and pay more taxes in the future.

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Posted by marytwickham on 01/25/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “"This Is My Home"

Great article. Thank you for giving voice to students in this predicament. Brought to the U.S. as young children and educated here, they should be able to pursue higher education in the Commonwealth. Out of state rates puts higher education out of reach for too many talented and otherwise qualified students. Virginia needs the contributions they will make.

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Posted by marytwickham on 01/22/2014 at 2:32 PM

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