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US Arizona Supreme Court rules Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to DACA recipients

04:46  10 april  2018
04:46  10 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Arizona Supreme Court strikes down in - state tuition for 'dreamers'. More than 2,000 DACA recipients , commonly referred to as "dreamers," currently attend college in Arizona and pay in - state rates.

Justices on the Arizona Supreme Court agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals ruling , which said Maricopa Community Colleges are not permitted under state and federal law to give DACA recipients in - state tuition , according to The Arizona Republic.

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The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are not eligible to receive in-state tuition rates at Arizona colleges.

Justices on the Arizona Supreme Court agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals ruling, which said Maricopa Community Colleges are not permitted under state and federal law to give DACA recipients in-state tuition, according to The Arizona Republic.

According to the publication, more than 2,000 DACA recipients pay in-state rates at community colleges or state universities in Arizona.

DACA recipients will have to pay a far greater amount for tuition to continue attending those schools after the ruling, according to the Republic.

Flake: 'Plenty' of lawmakers want to work with Trump on DACA

  Flake: 'Plenty' of lawmakers want to work with Trump on DACA Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Sunday asserted that "plenty" of Republicans and Democrats are willing to work to find a long-term solution for "Dreamers" who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, despite President Trump tweeting earlier in the day that he would no longer support such a deal. "There are plenty of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who stand ready to work with the administration on legislation to protect DACA kids who call America home. Let's do it," Flake tweeted.

Arizona students protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will no longer be eligible for in - state college tuition , the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 7-0 ruling upheld an earlier decision in the Court of Appeals last year that said DACA recipients , often called DREAMers

BREAKING: AZ Supreme Court ends in - state tuition for # DACA recipients . The latest ruling means that tuition could cost double, even triple, for more than 2,000 DACA recipients studying in Arizona public colleges .

President Trump announced last year he was ending the DACA program, setting a deadline of March 5 for Congress to pass a law giving permanent benefits to DACA recipients.

Despite consideration of several proposals, including a handful of bipartisan deals, Congress did not pass any legislation on the matter.

DACA recipients have remained protected because of a court injunction suspending Trump's decision to end the program, but so-called Dreamers outside the program - other immigrants who arrived in the country as minors and live here without legal status - are subject to deportation.

Trump has repeatedly tweeted about DACA. Earlier this month, he put blame on the Democrats, saying "DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon."

Koch-backed groups are reigniting a push for a permanent DACA solution .
Joe Raedle/Getty Koch brothers-backed groups are reigniting the push to find a permanent solution in Congress for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The campaign is part of aWASHINGTON — A group of political action groups backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are launching a seven-figure ad buy to revamp the push to provide a permanent solution for the undocumented immigrants benefitting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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