FRESNO (AP) – California’s Supreme Court will decide whether illegal immigrants must pay higher tuition at state universities.
The court heard arguments Tuesday in Fresno challenging a 2002 law that says anyone graduating from a California high school— regardless of their immigration status—can pay in-state tuition. At the University of California, that’s $11,300 a year.
UC students from out of state pay $34,000 a year.
More than 40 out-of-state students from UC and other public colleges claim the statute violates federal immigration law.
Their attorney, Kris Kobach, is suing to force illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state rates. Kobach also was the chief drafter of Arizona’s tough new laws against illegal immigrants.
The court’s expected to rule within 90 days.
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