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:   The Hill

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TOPICS: Arizona Supreme Court DACA recipients in - state tuition . According to the appeals court , Arizona law doesn’ t specifically grant in - state tuition to DREAMers so community colleges were wrong when giving the group resident- tuition rates.

In 2015, after a trial judge sided with the colleges , the Arizona Board of Regents changed its policy and also offers in - state tuition to DACA recipients who meet other residency requirements.

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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.

Trump again blames Democrats for failing to act on DACA

  Trump again blames Democrats for failing to act on DACA President Trump on Monday once again blamed Democrats for the failure to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon... No longer works," Trump wrote on Twitter."Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!"DACA is dead because the Democrats didn't care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon... No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation.

The Supreme Court of Arizona is the next higher appellate court and the college district and other plaintiffs can appeal to that court . – On court overruling In - State Tuition # InState 4 DACA pic.twitter.com/CopdKOHEee. — ONE Arizona (@OneArizona) June 20, 2017.

In 2015, after a trial judge sided with the colleges , the Arizona Board of Regents changed its policy and also offers in - state tuition to DACA recipients who Arizona Regents have tuition rule that could benefit DACA students. Supreme Court seeks Trump administration's view of DACA program.

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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