Saturday, August 8, 2015

Some States Resist Offering Tuition Breaks to Undocumented Immigrants - Melissa Korn, Wall Street Journal

Missouri and Arizona are pushing back against a tide of states that have been making college more affordable for undocumented immigrants or those who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children. “The trend has been to offer access to in-state tuition rates and, more recently, state financial aid to students who grew up in the country, regardless of their status,” said Tanya Broder, senior attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. She called Missouri and Arizona “outliers.” Earlier this month Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich appealed a May court ruling that had allowed the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the nation’s largest, to charge in-state tuition to students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, status.

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