In the past, Maricopa Community Colleges had accepted work permits as one of the documents required to establish legal residency in Arizona to apply for in-state tuition, said Tom Gariepy, a spokesman.
The colleges initially said they would extend that practice to undocumented immigrants who receive work permits through Obama's deferred-action program, but that decision was put on hold after Brewer issued her executive order, Gariepy said.
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