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DACA Immigrants Can Pay Ga. In-State Tuition, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 5, 2017, 5:00 PM EST) -- Immigrants who live in Georgia under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may now pay the in-state rate for college tuition, a state judge has ruled, ending a suit challenging the state university system policy that didn’t recognize their legal status and made them pay out-of-state rates.

In the decision dated Dec. 30 but released Tuesday, a Superior Court of Fulton County judge struck down the Board of Regents’ reasoning that DACA immigrants — non-citizens shielded from deportation under the program  — did not have a legal presence in the state.

“The Board of Regents refuses to accept the current...

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