Arizona Supreme Court rejects in-state tuition for DACA recipients

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A woman holds a placard as she takes part during a march in protest of President Trump's decision on DACA in front of a Trump Hotel on September 9, 2017 in New York City.
Protestors at an immigration refrom demonstration in front of a Trump Hotel last year in New York City. Photo: Kena Betancur / VIEWpress / Corbis via Getty Images

Arizona colleges are prohibited from awarding in-state tuition rates to young immigrants who are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

Why it matters: The decision will reportedly affect more than 2,000 Dreamers at Arizona public colleges, who are legally allowed to study in the U.S. In 2016, Arizona voters approved a measure that mandates state-funded services and benefits, such as in-state tuition and financial aid, to those who have legal status.