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Arizona colleges can't give in-state tuition to young immigrants covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court issued a brief decision order saying justices unanimously agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals' ruling that said existing federal and state laws don't allow the Maricopa Community Colleges to grant in-state tuition rates for DACA recipients.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said he wasn’t surprised to see the ruling because his office has maintained all along that colleges and universities were violating state and federal laws by granting in-state tuition to DACA recipients.
“It’s about time someone held them accountable, and that’s my job. My role as AG is to make sure you’re following the law,” he said. He said he’s sympathetic to the DACA recipients’ arguments because he’s a first-generation American. But he said his job isn’t to delve into policies, but to uphold the law as it’s written.
“What makes this country unique and great … is because the rule of law means something,” Brnovich said.
ha , i consider them to be leeches like their parents and should be deported. im tired of supporting people who sit around and "dream" while living off my back
originally posted by: JDmOKI
I consider dreamers citizens and deserve to be treated like citizens. Not their fault our politicians can't compromise and come up with a solution.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: JDmOKI
While I agree on principle (although I don't consider them citizens...because they're not citizens), the reality is that they are not legal citizens at the moment.
If you're not a legal citizen, should you be counted as a resident of a state?
I know, it brings a lot of questions along with that (do they have jobs, do they pay taxes, etc., etc.), but the bottom line is that they are not here legally at the moment, therefore they should not be afforded all of the luxuries that citizens are provided until that reality changes.
But like I said, I'm with you--Obama screwed them by doing what he did, but now I think that we need to make good on what our government promised them, even if I disagree with amnesty in general.