News in Brief

Despite Ruling, Arizona Regents Offer In-State Tuition to Some Immigrants

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Public universities in Arizona say they will continue to allow in-state tuition for young immigrants who came to the United States at an early age despite a recent court decision that threw it in doubt.

The board of regents' vote came late last month, a week after a state appeals court ruled that young immigrants granted deferred-deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. The court's decision sets Arizona apart from other states around the country that are granting in-state tuition to immigrants in the country illegally.

After the regents acted, a former state legislator who was a driving force behind Arizona's tough immigration laws sent a letter to the state attorney general that gives him 60 days to sue the regents before the legislator takes legal action himself.

Vol. 36, Issue 37, Page 5

Published in Print: July 19, 2017, as Despite Ruling, Arizona Regents Offer In-State Tuition to Some Immigrants
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories