AG: Arizona court rejects in-state tuition for immigrants

Posted at 12:33 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 20:20:18-04

Arizona's three state universities and its largest community college district will immediately raise tuition for young immigrants granted deferred deportation status because of a new state Supreme Court ruling.

The high court ruled Monday that those granted the ability to work and stay in the U.S. under a program started by former President Barack Obama known as DACA don't qualify for state benefits like in-state tuition.

The Maricopa County Community Colleges District says about 2,000 current students will see their tuition triple in the fall. State University students will see tuition boosted by about one-third. The colleges had been offering in-state tuition under a 2015 court ruling.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich brought the lawsuit and called it a victory for the rule of law.