Thursday, May 07, 2015

Larkin applauds judge and ABOR for decision to provide in-state tuition for ‘dreamers’

Larkin applauds judge and ABOR for decision to provide in-state tuition for ‘dreamers’

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale (District 30), released this statement after a judge and the Arizona Board of Regents decided that “dreamers” are eligible for in-state tuition at state universities and Maricopa Community Colleges.

“I commend Judge Anderson and the Arizona Board of Regents for making a fair decision. This should immediately clear the way for other community colleges to offer in-state tuition rates for dreamers. These decisions send a symbolic message that the young immigrants granted deferred deportation status have proven they are productive members of our communities.  They have embraced our country’s ideals of hard work and service. We should ensure they are able to maximize their potential. Arizona can only benefit from a more educated workforce.

“Making college more accessible to dreamers will strengthen Arizona, as it will allow them to pursue careers and continue to contribute to our economy. I call on other community colleges in the state to follow suit immediately.”



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