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Illegals Now Qualify for In-State Tuition in Georgia Following Judge’s Ruling

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

A Georgia judge ruled Friday in favor of allowing students living in the state under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to qualify for in-state tuition, shocking the state university system.

In fact, the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia has already released a statement indicating that it will challenge the ruling, likely hoping that a previous ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court, which unanimously favored the system’s tuition policies, will act as precedent.

“We believe our policy follows the law,” Charles Sutlive, a spokesman for the board, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “As the Superior Court’s decision will remain on hold during the appeals process, our current in-state tuition policy will remain in effect.”

Even supporters expressed surprise at the decision, with one plaintiff remarking that “I really didn’t think we would actually win this because of all the other decisions we had in the past.”

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Current policy prohibits anyone who is not “lawfully present” in the country from qualifying for admissions, which, according to the Department of Homeland Security, includes individuals in the country under DACA, explicitly noting that “defer…

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