STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Catherine Miranda, chair of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus, released the following statement after a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled that immigrants granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration are eligible for in-state tuition.
"This victory for Arizona dreamers is long overdue and will open the opportunity for them to improve their career prospects and contribute even more to their communities," said Sen. Miranda. "There is still work to be done, however, toward granting in-state tuition at our state universities. I met with regents this week to discuss that effort and am encouraged to see progress in the right direction on their part."
"While this ruling is cause for celebration, it's a shame it has taken time, money and a court ruling to get here. Our state's leaders should have made the right decision on in-state tuition for dreamers the first time."