Maryland’s legislature this week passed a bill that would grant in-state tuition to undocumented — but longtime Maryland resident — students at the state’s public colleges and universities. The state’s governor, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill.

It should be noted, though, that this bill forces undocumented students to jump through hoops that citizens and documented immigrants don’t. In addition to showing that they’ve paid Maryland state taxes before and during their college attendance, students have to show that they did their final three years of high school in the state, and they are required to begin their studies at a community college — only after graduating with an associate’s degree are they eligible to transfer to a four-year school.