College students in Florida who were born in America to undocumented immigrants say they’re getting financially shafted by the state, the Huffington Post reports. A class-action lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of the students, claims that these students are unfairly forced to pay out-of-state tuition, because their parents are undocumented. The suit notes that these students are U.S. Citizens.
“These policies attack our most fundamental American values by punishing children for the actions of their parents,” Jerri Katzerman, director of educational advocacy for the SPLC said in a news release. “It’s an unconscionable attack on students from immigrant families that more than triples the cost of a college education.”