Tim Freilich Helps Secure In-State Tuition for DACA Recipients

Former Skadden Fellow Tim Freilich (’99) was quoted in a C-VILLE Weekly article about successful efforts by Virginia-based Legal Aid Justice Center to secure in-state tuition benefits for undocumented youth granted deportation reprieve under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (“Big Victory for Local Legal Aid Center as Herring Extends In-State Tuition to DACA-Eligible Immigrants,” April 29). Tim serves as legal director of the Immigrant Advocacy Program at the organization, which filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of seven students granted DACA status. Initial funding for the suit came from a Flom Incubator Grant (FIG). FIGs are awarded on a competitive basis to former Fellows. On April 29, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced DACA recipients will be eligible for in-state college and university rates. “It’s completely appropriate that Virginia should help these students realize their dreams. Today’s policy change is a smart investment in the futures of these students, and the future of Virginia,” Tim said.