‘Dreamers’ in Arizona are no longer eligible for in-state tuition, court rules

04/10/2018 The Washington Post

dreamersThe Arizona Supreme Court on Monday ruled that young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama-era program will no longer be eligible for in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges.

The court unanimously agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals, which ruled that federal and state laws do not allow Maricopa Community Colleges to grant in-state tuition to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, also known as “dreamers.”

Chief Justice Scott Bales said he issued the brief order to give the students affected “as much time as possible for planning,” as student enrollment at community colleges for summer and fall has already begun. The court will issue a full opinion by mid-May, the order said.

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