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Texas colleges to send out reminders to undocumented students

"Just in case undocumented students receiving in-state tuition at Texas public colleges and universities forget that they pledged to apply for permanent residency status as soon as possible, a new rule approved today by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires their institutions...

Tech Titans Fund Undocumented Students

"A group of Silicon Valley technology leaders, impatient with attempts to rewrite immigration laws, is funding efforts to help undocumented youths attend college, find jobs and stay in the country despite their illegal status. The group includes Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot;...

Federal Court Strikes Down Florida Tuition Rule: Ruiz v. Robinson

"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 parents, who also reside in Florida, are undocumented...

Tuition Rulings 'Straightforward' - Olivas

"The latest ruling came on Friday from a federal court in Florida, which threw out state regulations defining American children of parents without legal immigration status as out-of-state residents, ineligible for tuition breaks given to state residents at public colleges and universities. ... In...

Immigrant Students in Arizona Community Colleges May Get Tuition Break

"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 wishes of Gov. Jan Brewer but could benefit potentially...

Oregon Governor Signs Tuition Equity Bill

"Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday morning signed into law a bill that grants in-state tuition to undocumented Oregon high school graduates who meet certain criteria. "Friends, a dream has become a reality," Kitzhaber said after signing the bill, which he described as a "long overdue...

Ten Years In The Making, Colorado Tuition Bill Becomes Law

"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 in the country illegally to attend college with...

Arizona Sues Community Colleges over DACA Tuition Policy

"Arizona filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block one of the nation's largest community college systems from providing reduced tuition to young immigrants granted deferred deportation by the Obama administration. The lawsuit underscores Arizona's tough stance on illegal immigration and marks its...

Tuition Equality Victory in Michigan

"The University of Michigan on Thursday decided to let immigrants living in the country illegally pay lower, in-state tuition, a victory for activists who said one of the nation’s most prestigious schools is financially out of a reach for high school graduates living in the state without legal...

Ohio's Public Colleges Must Offer In-State Tuition to DACA Students

"Ohio’s public colleges must charge in-state tuition to young residents who are undocumented immigrants with temporary legal status, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey has ruled." - Karen Farkas, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 31, 2013 .

Immigrant Students Seek In-State Tuition in Virginia

"Giancarla Rojas is not an American citizen, but she has an American dream. The Falls Church resident, whose parents brought her here illegally from Bolivia as a child, has worked doggedly to become the first in her family to attend a four-year college. She won a reprieve to stay in this country...

New Jersey Gov. Christie Signs Version of Dream Act Into Law

"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 when he came to this country at age 6. In New...

Washington State Joins Tuition Equity Movement

"Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Wednesday that expands state college financial aid to students who don't have legal status in the United States. The law is a key victory for immigrant advocates, and Washington joins California, Texas and New Mexico in approving similar legislation. The Senate...

Immigrants without legal status in U.S. sue Georgia for in-state tuition

"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 Georgia won't let him pay its in-state tuition...

Va. DACA Students May Establish Residence for In-State Tuition

" In a letter sent this morning to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV), the presidents of Virginia's colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia...

Pleadings in Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit

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 PLAINTIFFS’ RESPONSE TO DEFENDANTS’...

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit

"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. We urge the Court to order their eligibility,...

DREAMers Rally for In-State Tuition

"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 revenue. From Minnesota, to Florida, to Utah, we...

Lawsuit Filed by U.S. Citizen Against S. Carolina re Tuition

"Today, MALDEF filed Rocha Herrera v. Finan in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Spartanburg Division, against the board members of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, asserting that they violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Commission...

New Florida Laws on Tuition, Law Licenses

"Gov. Rick Scott quietly signed legislation over the weekend that allows students who are undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at Florida colleges and universities. House Bill 851 was a priority of House Republicans, including Speaker Will Weatherford, who overcame opposition...

Surreal Dream for DREAMers

"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 students to take advantage of the Texas Dream Act...

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition

"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 by the Attorney General's Office that students...

Expanded MPI Chart: Mapping the Patchwork of State ‘DREAM Acts’ and Postsecondary Education Policies for Unauthorized Immigrant Youth

MPI, Oct. 2015 - " This expanded chart provides information on postsecondary policies related to enrollment, in-state tuition, financial aid, and other supports for the top 15 states of residence for DACA youth. It shows, for example, states coming down on opposite sides of the in-state tuition...

Students Protest Georgia's Anti-Immigrant Enrollment, Tuition Policies

Janel Davis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 10, 2016 - "Officers arrested a group of immigrant students and their supporters Tuesday after a protest of college enrollment and tuition policies that keeps some immigrant students out of Georgia’s college and university system. The protest...

Georgia DACA Students Entitled to In-State Tuition Status: Rivera Hernandez v. Alford

"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 presence as it relates to students who are DACA...