On Monday, Governor Hickenlooper signed the ASSET bill making it law. Colorado ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow) makes it possible for undocumented students who graduated from Colorado high schools or who completed a Colorado GED to attend a college in Colorado and receive in-State tuition.
More from EdNews Colorado’s account of the signing ceremony held at the Auraria campus:
“This is the first step,” Hickenlooper said, arguing that the new law points the way to national immigration reform. “We’re opening the door — you guys are going to have to do all the work.”
Dorado and Hickenlooper were joined by Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, several state legislators and other advocates for the bill. State Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, told the crowd in an emotional statement “in Colorado, the doors are open and the dream is alive.”