Lawmakers in Virginia will consider barring illegal immigrants from enrolling in the state's public colleges and universities.
Republican Delegate Christopher Peace wants to amend state law to prohibit people who are in the country illegally from enrolling in public two-year or four-year institutions.
Federal law already prohibits illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at colleges and universities.
Virginia's public universities currently have the discretion to decide whether to admit illegal immigrants.
South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama already have some rules barring illegal immigrants from becoming students.
Previous attempts to pass similar legislation in Virginia have failed.