Thank you Arizona voters!
Arizona voters helped make a college education more of a reality for thousands of Arizona Dreamers by approving Proposition 308. The passage of Proposition 308 will allow all Dreamers who have lived in Arizona for more than two years and graduated from an Arizona high school the choice to attend Arizona’s public universities and community colleges at an in-state tuition rate (the same rate as all other Arizona high school graduates pay), reducing current cost by more than 50 percent. This historical measure extends eligibility for in-state financial aid assistance. Proposition 308 repeals portions of a harmful, anti-immigrant measure from 2006 that not only restricted in-state tuition and financial aid access for undocumented Arizona students, but also prevented access to state-subsidized childcare assistance to qualified mixed-state households and adult education for undocumented persons.
The Arizona Center for Economic Progress is proud to have joined the generation of advocates who have fought tirelessly for the last decade to make Proposition 308 a reality. Starting today more than 3,600 undocumented students that graduate from Arizona high schools each year can attend Arizona's public universities and colleges at the same rate as their peers. Proposition 308 is reminder that all Arizonans deserve equal opportunities to attend, affordable college and join Arizona's growing economy.
Proposition 308 is one important step towards creating the Arizona that we all want, however the fight is not over. Join us as we demand that Congress create permanent pathways to citizenship for DACA recipients and undocumented youth and young adults across the country.