Brnovich threatens regents with suit over ‘dreamer’ policy

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

With the threat of a lawsuit looming, Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants members of the Board of Regents to explain why they think they can let “dreamers” pay the same tuition as other Arizona residents.

In a letter obtained by Capitol Media Services, Michael Bailey, Brnovich’s chief deputy, told regents President Eileen Klein (photo) that his office is considering what legal action to take against the board for a policy that it considers illegal. That conclusion was buttressed by a recent ruling by the state Court of Appeals voiding a similar tuition policy of the Maricopa community colleges.

Bailey indicated that, everything else being equal, his boss generally would prefer not to open up a new legal battle with the regents, at least not until the Arizona Supreme Court considers the issue and makes a final determination.


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