Georgia judge cites ‘complex’ arguments in lawsuit demanding in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

Timothy Dionisopoulos
Former Reporter

A Georgia judge claimed last Thursday the arguments surrounding a lawsuit demanding in-state tuition for illegal immigrants are “complex,” and extended the filing period for an additional sixty days.

The Cherokee Tribune reports
Dekalb County Superior Court Judge Mark Anthony Scott also heard arguments to move the case to Fulton County where the Georgia University System Board of Regents are located.

Approximately three dozen students in the state of Georgia are part of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The program, enacted by the Obama administration, allows illegal immigrants brought to the United States at a young age by their parents temporary permission to stay in the country.

The Board of Regents of the Georgia University System claim an individual must have a “lawful presence” in the country and these students not qualify under DACA.

The students involved in DACA filed the lawsuit in August claiming “lawful presence” is not clearly defined by the regents and they should qualify for in-state tuition under the program.

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Timothy Dionisopoulos

Timothy Dionisopoulos

Former Reporter
Tim Dionisopoulos is a former reporter for Campus Reform and communications editor in the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Program. Tim joined Campus Reform in the summer of 2011, and his stories were cited or re-posted on the Daily Mail, the Drudge Report, Fox News, and other national media outlets. Tim graduated in 2011 from Providence College in Rhode Island where he was politically active on campus and in the community.
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