Contained within the Democrats’ massive $3.5 trillion federal reconciliation bill is a provision that would allow illegal immigrants to receive free community college tuition.
Though the bill is struggling in Congress, it includes a section that states no one would be ineligible to receive free community college tuition based on their citizenship or immigration status.
“Community college students eligible to receive tuition assistance under this bill are those who qualify for in-state community college tuition. Individuals who are precluded from qualifying for in-state tuition due to their immigration status are also eligible for tuition assistance under this measure,” the Association of Community College Trustees wrote in a fact sheet for the bill.
In late September, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Fox News in an email that the provision