Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Young Conservatives of Texas Foundation against the University of North Texas. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of a state statute that requires out of state students to pay higher tuition rates as being preempted by federal law.

“Today’s lawsuit is about ensuring the sanctity of the rule of law regarding the cost of higher education in the state of Texas,” said YCT State Chairman William Dominguez. “The Young Conservatives of Texas believe that at the heart of this discrepancy is the issue of fairness and that American citizens who reside out of state should have access to equal educational and financial benefits.”

“Federal law provides that all citizens must have access to at least the same level of educational benefits as undocumented individuals regardless of residence,” said TPPF’s General Counsel Robert Henneke. “Because the state statute directly conflicts with federal law, it is preempted and thus violates the supremacy clause of the United States Constitution.”

To read the lawsuit in full, please visit:

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2020/11/16133124/YCT-Orig-Petition.pdf