On Immigration Fault Line, Arizona Colleges Struggle for Balance | Karin Fischer | Chronicle of Higher Education |
30 July, 2010
The article discusses an Arizona state law that prevents undocumented immigrants from paying in-state tuition rates at colleges and universities and being eligible for state student financial aid. College student Gregorio Montes de Oca discusses the actions that he has taken to protest the law, which is known as Proposition 300, by chaining himself to the Arizona Capitol building. Also considered is an Arizona law that allows policemen to question people about their immigration status and how such a law could impact college students in the state.The impact of such laws on colleges and universities, particularly in terms of recruitment and whether or not campus officials will be expected to check students’ immigration status, is considered.