California Supreme Court Okays In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

From the Los Angeles Times:

In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is preserved with California Supreme Court ruling

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.

In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel’s more conservative members, the state high court said a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate does not conflict with a federal prohibition on giving illegal immigrants educational benefits based on residency. Full article

Here’s the full text of the Court’s decision.

FYI, Southern California Public Radio did a show on this today that will be archived here.

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