Monday, April 2, 2018

DACA students deserve same chance as their peers to opportunity

Congress, not Arizona, must clarify our immigration laws

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Catherine Miranda (LD-27) released the following statement after attending today's Arizona Supreme Court oral arguments on the legality of Arizona DACA students qualifying for in-state rates of university tuition. The case was brought by the Maricopa County Community College District on behalf of the students.
Sen. Miranda

"This is not an issue that can or should be determined by individual states because Congress, through federal law, has not been clear in its intentions. Immigration is a federal issue and Congress must have the moral and political courage to clarify our immigration laws and protect our nation's young immigrants," said Senator Miranda.

"Taking away in-state tuition will once again harm our future entrepreneurs, our future doctors and lawyers. These hard-working students have earned their place in our state universities and deserve the same opportunity to learn as their classroom peers. This attempt to do so is just another mean fear tactic intended to make our immigrant community afraid once again."

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