Illegal immigrants who reside in Maine are now eligible for in-state tuition at every school in the University of Maine System.
According told The Bangor Daily News, the policy may encourage some illegal immigrants to register for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program despite a federal crackdown on illegal immigration.
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The difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition in Maine is substantial—the publication notes that the gap amounts to approximately $12,000 per year.
University of Maine System spokesman Dan Demeritt told the Daily News that although the official policies do not directly address DACA students, immigrants are subject to the same state residency criteria that applies to U.S. citizens for purposes of awarding in-state tuition.
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