12/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Debate Over Illegal Immigrant Tuition Goes To Calif. Supreme Court

California's Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a closely watched case over whether a state law that allows illegal immigrants to pay cheaper, in-state tuition violates federal immigration law, and several of the justices appeared in their questions to be leaning toward upholding the state statute.

The case is at the center of a national debate over whether undocumented students who attend high school in the United States should be permitted to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. Nine states have similar laws, and the outcome of the California case could help sway opinion about whether those statutes will remain legally viable.

Read more on The Chronicle of Higher Education

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