UA President on DACA Decision

April 9, 2018

UA President's Statement on Arizona Supreme Court Decision on DACA

TUCSON, Ariz. — Statement by University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins on Monday's Arizona Supreme Court decision to end in-state tuition for students in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program:
"I am disappointed that our DACA students will no longer qualify for the tuition rate that their resident classmates pay. In conjunction with the Arizona Board of Regents, we will comply with the ruling and support our DACA students to continue their education at the UA.
"At the same time, we continue to encourage Congress to create a legislative solution that provides certainty for all DACA students in achieving their educational potential."


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