Why DACA Students Must Be Able To Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

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Earlier today, June 15, 2017,  I presented arguments on behalf of DACA recipients in Georgia the Georgia Court of Appeals, seeking to sustain the decision of the Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge (Judge Tusan), in ordering the Georgia Board of Regents to consider all DACA recipients eligible for in-state tuition, if they otherwise meet the tuition requirements.  Here is …

Update On The In-State Tuition Final Order And Status of Tuition Payments

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On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Board of Regents filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals (under a new law change that directs Mandamus appeals (like this one) to the Court of Appeals instead of the Supreme Court (as of January 1, 2017).  This appeal does NOT stay the judge’s Final Order compelling the Board of Regents to permit …

When Can A DACA Student Pay In-State Tuition In Georgia? Now!

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On December 30, 2016, Judge Gail S. Tusan, Chief Judge of the Fulton County Superior Court ordrered the Georgia Board of Regents: to perform their duty in applying the federal definition of lawful presence as it relates to students who are DACA Recipients and to grant them in-state tuition status. This is the Court’s final order in this matter . …

5 Things You Need to Know Regarding the DACA In-State Tuition Case before the Supreme Court of Georgia

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The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear oral arguments in the DACA in-state tuition case on October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am, at the Gilmer County Courthouse in Elijay, Georgia.   The Board of Regents. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is the governing body of the 35 institutions of higher learning in the state of …

Why Georgia DACA Students are Entitled to In State Tuition

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Ever since President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program the question has been asked in Georgia by DACA beneficiaries, can I now pay “in-state” tuition at Georgia Colleges and Universities?  The question is simple, but the answer is complicated because of the differences between “lawful status” and “lawful presence,” terms that are poorly understood outside of …