Response to Arizona Supreme Court Decision to End of Instate-Tuition
We are disappointed, heartbroken, and angry at today's’ AZ Supreme Court Decision to deny in-state tuition for DACA recipients. Governor Doug Ducey & Attorney General Mark Brnovich continued with this senseless lawsuit; thereby continuing to put barriers for DACA students’ ability to pursue a higher education.
Ultimately, we know Congress needs to find the moral courage to pass a legislative solution for Dreamers as soon as possible. If not, states such as Arizona will continue to attack Dreamers’ ability to drive, work, and pursue a higher education.
Maria Leon, a community college student and DACA recipient, “I am heartbroken to know that my education once again is being attacked. I do not understand why would anyone would like me to not be educated. I just know that no matter all the barriers that are put in my journey, I will put my faith in god and will work even harder to one day become a pediatrician.”
Reyna Montoya, founder of Aliento and DACA recipient, “Today is a sad day for Arizona, almost ten years ago I was a senior in high school, not knowing if I was going to attend the university of my dreams, Arizona State University. Now, I am heartbroken to know that my younger brother and many other students will have more obstacles for them to achieve an education. We have seen how Arizona continues to not value education. We will ensure that all Arizona residents, including DACA recipients who are taxpayers are able to one day achieve education equity. We call all Arizona residents to stand with education, stand with students, and stand with dreamers.”
Aliento is a community organization that is undocumented and youth-led. We are directly impacted people who are invested in the well being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status. #DACA #Immigration #AZSupremeCourt