What Prop. 308 means for Arizona students
Dec. 15, 2022
Proposition 308, recently passed in Arizona, allows undocumented immigrants who graduate from an Arizona high school to pay in-state tuition vs. out-of-state tuition.
On Arizona Horizon, we spoke to Reyna Montoya, the Founder of Aliento AZ, about what this means for Arizona Dreamers.
“Today is a bright day in Arizona for our Dreamers and our state” Montoya said shortly after Prop. 308 was approved by voters. “Education equity is closer to being a reality in our state because Prop. 308 passed!”
Aliento AZ has stated that Pro. 308 means “transformative change for immigrant youth all over the state of Arizona, and demonstrates that our state is a place of equal opportunity for all students, regardless of immigration status.
We also talked to a Dreamer, a student named Maria Dominguez. “I will graduate from high school this school year, and as an undocumented student, I have struggled more than my peers due to the lack of immigration status. One of the more difficult things has been living with the idea that I may not be able to attend college due to the lack of support. But today, with the passing of Proposition 308, my life will change, I will have the opportunity to reach my dream of becoming a neurologist, regardless of my immigration status.”
Prop. 308 could go into effect as early as spring of 2023.