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Arizona high court allows migrant in-state tuition challenge

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 15:01:48-05

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld part of a lawsuit by the state attorney general challenging in-state tuition for young immigrants brought to the country as children.

The court said Wednesday that the attorney general lacked the authority to sue the Arizona Board of Regents over how it sets tuition costs. However, the panel found a trial court should not have dismissed Brnovich’s challenge to granting in-state tuition to students in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields young immigrants from deportation.

The attorney general contended in his 2017 lawsuit that extending in-state tuition to DACA recipients was essentially subsidizing their education with public funding.