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AG: Your honor, I have every rights to sue regent’s DACA tuition policy

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich explains in September why he filed suit against the Board of Regents over its tuition policies.
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By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is defending his contention that he has a legal right to challenge the tuition charged to Arizona residents attending state universities.

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In a new legal filings Brnovich tells Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Connie Contes that Arizona law clearly permits him to sue to “enjoin the illegal payment of public monies.” And the attorney general says that the policy of the Arizona Board of Regents allowing those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to pay the same as other Arizona residents is a subsidy of public funds that runs afoul of a 2006 voter-approved law limiting in-state tuition to those “lawfully present” in this country.

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