DACA lawsuits show universities fear loss of tuition revenue

DACA lawsuits show universities fear loss of tuition revenue

[Ed. – Maybe the solution to the state’s problem is to stop accepting DACA recipients for now.]

[Connecticut]’s public universities have joined a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration over the announced termination of an Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

In an amicus brief, UConn and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system argue ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would harm the schools by forcing students who lose protection from deportation to leave.

“If DACA students are deported, forced to withdraw or leave the university, UConn will lose the tuition revenue that these students contribute,” UConn President Susan Herbst wrote in an affidavit. “This is a significant impact on the university.”

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Immigration advocacy groups estimate there are about 10,000 DACA recipients in Connecticut, though its unknown how many are enrolled in the state’s public universities.

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