PHOENIX – the Arizona Supreme court will a lower court ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program initiated by former President Barack Obama was not eligible for the lower in-state tuition.
Tuesday’s decision comes on an appeal by the Maricopa Community Colleges District, which won an initial ruling in its favor in 2015, which was overturned by the state on appeal in June.
The court of appeal ruling said the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as not granting legal status, and each state can decide about optional benefits for DACA recipients. Arizona law bars public benefits like in-state tuition for those without legal status.
The short high court for the acceptance of the appeal, said that it will now be set for the arguments.