Georgia Immigrant Students Seeking In-State Tuition

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children are asking a court to instruct the Georgia university system’s Board of Regents to grant them in-state tuition.

The roughly three dozen young immigrants, who have temporary permission to stay in the U.S. under a policy introduced last year by the Obama administration, filed court documents Thursday in DeKalb County Superior Court.

The Georgia university system requires students seeking in-state tuition to provide verification of “lawful presence” in the U.S. The Regents have said students with temporary permission to stay under the new program do not meet that requirement.

The lawsuit claims these students are lawfully present in the country and should be qualify for in-state tuition.

A Regents spokesman declined to comment on pending litigation.


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