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Estrada v. Becker

In Georgia, people who are not “lawfully present” in the U.S. cannot attend the state’s three most selective colleges. That includes DACA recipients, several of whom sue. Claim: Federal immigration law preempts the Georgia policy. District court: It doesn’t. Eleventh Circuit: Just so. Georgia’s policy “looks to federal standards to verify lawful presence.” And as DACA recipients, the plaintiffs “simply were given a reprieve from potential removal,” which is different from being lawfully present.


Tags: 2019, Eleventh Circuit, Immigration, Preemption

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