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Rep. Gallego calls on Arizona Board of Regents to Support Full In-State Tuition for DACA recipients

April 21, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –Yesterday the Arizona Board of Regents announced that they are considering a proposal that would give slightly lower tuition – 150% of in-state tuition - to DREAMers who graduate from Arizona high schools and who have received Deferred Action.

Today Congressman Ruben Gallego sent a letter to the Arizona Board of Regents urging them to support in-state tuition for DACA recipients.

Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“The Arizona Board of Regents’ proposal to give lower tuition to DACA recipients is a good step forward, however it doesn’t go far enough in ensuring that DREAMers – who have lived, been educated and grown up in our state – have access to the same tuition rates and opportunities as their Arizonan counterparts. For many young people this will make the difference between being able to attend college or not.

“Having an educated youth is good for Arizona’s economy and for our businesses looking to hire young, talented people to remain competitive. I urge the Arizona Board of Regents to follow the lead of the Maricopa County Community Colleges and reconsider giving DREAMers in-state tuition.”

Read the letter, here.