Florida’s higher education system has discriminated for years against certain state residents, treating them not as regular U.S. citizens and legal residents (even though they are) but as second-class citizens unworthy of the full privileges of being Floridians.
This perverse bias allowed the state to charge some native-born Florida college students the much costlier out-of-state tuition rate just because their parents were illegal immigrants. Last year, a federal judge ruled that policy unconstitutional, and now state legislators appear ready at last to change this pernicious law.
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