Illegal immigrants in states like California, New York, and Texas have for a long time now been allowed to pay the lower, in-state tuition rates or fees to attend public colleges. California has been the lightning rod for those in that state who are opposed for illegal immigrants gaining access to the lower fee rates. Now, the California Supreme Court settled the matter although it’s likely to get appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The California high court decided in favor of keeping the current policy, which overturned a lower court ruling made in 2008.
Under current California law, both illegal immigrants and non-resident students can pay the lower in-state fee provided they attend a California high school for three years.
So, here again is yet another legal skirmish on the state level of the kind we will continue to see on an ongoing basis until this country updates and refreshes its current immigration policies.