Indiana lawmaker calls for extending driving privileges, in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants


By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of Indiana’s state Senate Democrats is calling for new laws extending driving privileges and in-state college tuition rates to people living in the country illegally.

Senate Minority Tim Lanane of Anderson called on the Legislature Monday to pass a trio of bills during the legislative session that begins in January.

Lanane said the measures would demonstrate that Indiana is a welcoming place.

One proposal would allow immigrant Indiana high school graduates with at least three years of school in Indiana to receive significantly lower in-state college tuition rates. Another would allow people living in the country illegally to obtain driving permits.

A third proposal would allow people in the country illegally to get dialysis treatment from Medicaid before it became a life-and-death matter.