Tuition Break for Some Illegal Immigrants Stands

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A law giving some illegal immigrants a tuition break at Kansas universities and colleges has withstood a legal challenge.

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit against the 2004 law filed by out-of-state students attending Kansas institutions.

The law allows illegal immigrants who qualify for the lower tuition rates reserved for legal Kansas residents.

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in July 2005, saying the students who filed it couldn't show they were harmed by the law. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reached the same conclusion.

Last week, the nation's highest court refused to consider the students' appeal.

But critics of the law are promising to continue challenging it.

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