Posted: Wednesday, June 11th 2014 at 6:07am
Immigrants' suit seeking in-state tuition tossed
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - A judge in Atlanta has dismissed a lawsuit seeking in-state university tuition for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger said in an order this week that such lawsuits are barred because of sovereign immunity. But Goger was also sympathetic to the situation of the young immigrants and said it was ``lamentable'' that a court could not resolve the issue.
Attorney Charles Kuck filed the lawsuit and said Goger's decision would be appealed. Kuck said he and his clients are also considering taking action in federal court.
The roughly three dozen young immigrants who filed the suit have been granted temporary permission to stay in the U.S. under an Obama administration policy introduced in 2012.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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