DREAM Act

Tom Tingle/Arizona Republic

The board overseeing Arizona's three public universities has voted to grant in-state tuition to young immigrants who were granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration.

The Arizona Board of Regents has called a special meeting to discuss a court ruling that says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration should get in-state tuition.

Thursday morning's meeting comes after a judge ruled that young immigrants granted deferred deportation status are eligible for in-state college tuition.

Tom Tingle/Arizona Republic

A judge says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration are eligible for in-state college tuition.

Tuesday's ruling from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson comes in a lawsuit filed by former Attorney General Tom Horne against the Maricopa County Community College District.

Horne contended that so-called "dreamers" offered deferred action status were not legally present in the U.S and could not get state benefits because of a 2006 voter-enacted law known as Proposition 300.

Cheryl Evans/The Republic

Lawyers for the Obama administration told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state’s policy of refusing to give driver’s licenses to dreamers is illegal. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Gov. Brewer Asks Court to Block Dreamer Licenses

Sep 3, 2014
Cheryl Evans/The Republic

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer want federal appellate judges to reject a plea to force her to start issuing licenses right now to dreamers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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