The Ardash Marderosian Trust v. Governor Patrick Quinn and The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
This case challenges the policy of the University of Illinois (the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois) allowing unauthorized aliens (illegal immigrants) to receive reduced in-state tuition rates. Our challenge to this policy is made pursuant to 8 U.S.C. Section 1623, which forbids providing illegal aliens such benefits unless citizens of every state are equally eligible (which they are not). Plaintiff (The Ardash Marderosian Trust) filed the Complaint in this case on August 27, 2012 to prevent future unauthorized alien students from being eligible for its family music scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.