Immigration Law

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Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Version of Dream Act Into Law
Posted on 24 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Last year, Giancarlo Tello had to drop out of Rutgers University in Newark because he couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition. This happened even though he lived in New Jersey. The problem was that Tello, 23, is from Peru and was undocumented... Read More

Georgia DACA Students Entitled to In-State Tuition Status: Rivera Hernandez v. Alford
Posted on 3 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs have established that they are entitled to mandamus relief as a matter of law. Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED and Defendants are hereby compelled to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful... Read More

Tags: daca , tuition , Georgia , kuck

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY, STATE OF GEORGIA, CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014cv243077 DACA BENEFICIARY GEORGIA COLLEGE STUDENTS, Plaintiffs, vs. UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA’S BOARD OR REGENTS, Defendants. Motion to Dismiss - pp. 23-101... Read More

Wendy Ruiz, et al. v. Gerard Robinson, et al. - Florida tuition
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state of Florida denied in-state college tuition rates to U.S. citizens living in the state but unable to prove the lawful immigration status of their parents – an unconstitutional policy that more than tripled the cost of tuition... Read More

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit
Posted on 7 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nutshell, DACA recipients who can meet the durational requirement while in DACA status are clearly qualified to receive resident tuition status. It is not federal law that grants them this eligibility, but Georgia law and policy on their face... Read More

NY tuition proposal stirs debate
Posted on 15 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"New York's top education officials recommended Monday that the state open its financial-aid programs and college scholarships to [unauthorized] immigrants, a significant shift that even its supporters conceded would be a uphill political... Read More

Tags: New York , tuition

DREAMs of a education
Posted on 13 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20 students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical engineering major who's building... Read More

U.S. citizen students in Florida sue over tuition rule
Posted on 31 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Miami by Florida residents being charged out-of-state tuition rates to attend state colleges and universities. The students are American citizens — children who were born in the U.S. to [undocumented... Read More

Surreal Dream for DREAMers
Posted on 14 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Andrea Gonzalez Garnier, who graduated last spring with a government degree from the University of Texas, and Pedro Villalobos, now in his second year at UT Law School, are Dreamers. They are called that because they are among the nearly 50,000... Read More

Tags: tuition , dream , tilove , Texas

Immigrant Students in Arizona Community Colleges May Get Tuition Break
Posted on 15 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Young undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through President Barack Obama's deferred-action program will be eligible to pay lower in-state tuition, Maricopa Community Colleges officials said Wednesday. The decision goes against the... Read More

Tags: tuition , Arizona

DREAMers Rally for In-State Tuition
Posted on 27 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If a couple of states legalizing pot is significant, the number of states which have approved in-state tuition for undocumented students, or DREAMers, is a tidal wave. And for states, education of immigrants can mean big business–and big tax... Read More

Immigrants without legal status in U.S. sue Georgia for in-state tuition
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Rigoberto Rivera grew up in Georgia, he graduated from Roswell High School and he and his parents are paying state income taxes. Now he wants to go to college and study criminal justice in his home state. But he said he can't afford it because... Read More

Ten Years In The Making, Colorado Tuition Bill Becomes Law
Posted on 5 May 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Governor Hickenlooper signed the Colorado ASSET bill into law Monday, surrounded by students and civic and government leaders. The signing ceremony marked the end of a ten year journey through the Colorado legislature. The bill allows those living... Read More

Tags: asset , tuition , bill , Colorado

Federal Court Strikes Down Florida Tuition Rule: Ruiz v. Robinson
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This case is about regulations of the Florida State Board of Education and the Florida Board of Governors that classify students who are United States citizens and reside in the State of Florida as "out of state" residents because their... Read More