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LCC Board approves resolution supporting Senate Bill 1563

Senate Bill 1563 removes the requirement that undocumented students apply for an official federal identification document in order to be eligible for resident tuition at public universities.

Posted: Feb 12, 2018 6:31 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2018 6:35 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Lane Community College Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution Monday to support a Senate Bill that protects all students.

A spokesperson with LCC said the board's support of Senate Bill 1563 falls in line with their commitment to ensure people living within Oregon can pursue a higher education, even if they are undocumented.

The board's resolution said the bill upholds equity and promotes access to Oregon colleges and universities. It removes the requirement that students who aren't citizens, have to apply for an official federal identification document to make them eligible to pay nonresident tuition.

A student at Lane Community College supports the board's resolution and is glad to be a part of an inclusive college.

"It makes me feel proud that I go to a school that allows everyone to get an education,” said Laura Sanchez, student.

Rosie Pryor, the Chair of the LCC Board of Education, hopes the resolution will help reassure students that this is a safe and welcoming college.

“I think what it does for Lane Community College is that it sends the continued signal to our community that Lane's doors are open to all,” Pryor said.

She said the board has done everything they can to support their students and hopes their resolution will help legislators make an informed decision.

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