Tuition, in-state; domicile, individuals currently granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. (HB11)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In-state tuition; domicile; individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Declares, absent congressional intent to the contrary, that any individual currently granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has the capacity to intend to remain in the Commonwealth indefinitely and is therefore eligible to establish domicile and receive in-state tuition charges at any public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100648D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB11)
02/13/2018Left in Rules


Taxpayers writes:

More free stuff for illegals,let them go to MD

ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would make actual residents of Virginia who graduate from Virginia schools and pay taxes eligible for in-state tuition regardless of immigration status.

Mark Peterson writes:

Although VA can do whatever it wants, based on the principles of Federalism, people who do not have the established credentials for residency do not show the proper amount of "buy in" or "skin in the game" as to warrant receiving full benefits from taxpaying residents of VA who are fully bought in and have their entire skin in the game.