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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Few immigrants at risk of proposed Missouri scholarship ban

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Few immigrants at risk of proposed Missouri scholarship ban

St. Louis MO (KTRS) – The number of Missouri lawmakers who support a ban on a state scholarship going to immigrants brought illegally to the county could outnumber the impacted students. At issue is a bill that would block students who are not citizens or permanent residents from getting the A+ Scholarship. The scholarship funds two […]

Few immigrants at risk of proposed Missouri scholarship ban

St. Louis MO (KTRS) – The number of Missouri lawmakers who support a ban on a state scholarship going to immigrants brought illegally to the county could outnumber the impacted students.
At issue is a bill that would block students who are not citizens or permanent residents from getting the A+ Scholarship. The scholarship funds two years of community college for those who meet grade-point average, attendance and community service requirements.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the proposed ban.
The Department of Higher Education estimates 200-300 immigrants without lawful status might enroll in college this year. Fewer likely would be eligible for the scholarship.
That could mean that more lawmakers in the roughly 200-person Legislature want to ban the scholarship than there are immigrants who could be affected.

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