Fla. Senate Considering Bill to Give Tuition Break to Illegal Immigrants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.

The Senate on Tuesday waived its rules and agreed to consider the bill before the session ends this week. No one objected to the motion made by Sen. John Thrasher, a Republican from St. Augustine.

The tuition break for students who are living in the country illegal has divided Republicans this session.

The measure passed the House but it is opposed by many top GOP senators. Sen. Joe Negron of Stuart used a procedural move to keep the bill from advancing.

But Gov. Rick Scott asked the Senate to consider the bill.

Sen. Jack Latvala, the bill's sponsor, has predicted a majority of senators will vote for the measure.


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