MONTGOMERY — Legislation allowing illegal immigrants to attend college in Alabama stalled in the Senate in the final days of the 2024 legislative session and didn't become law.

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) brought the bill up for a vote on Wednesday but eventually carried the bill over due to Republican opposition.

House Bill 210 (HB210) by State Rep. Reed Ingram (R-Pike Road) would've amended the state's prohibition against illegal immigrants enrolling in or attending any public postsecondary education institution. The bill would've made exceptions for those who have attended a high school for three or more years, graduated, earned a GED certification, or completed other equivalent education, and have filed for a lawful presence in the United States.

The bill passed the House of Representatives in April.

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