Presidents’ Alliance Celebrates Passage of Arizona Prop 308


November 14, 2022
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Washington, D.C.— The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration releases the following statement celebrating the passage of Proposition 308, which will allow in-state tuition at Arizona public colleges and universities to students who graduated from an Arizona public high school, regardless of immigration status. Proposition 308 will enable more of Arizona’s Dreamers to join their peers in pursuing higher education at Arizona’s public colleges and universities and contribute to their campuses, communities, and state. The Arizona ballot initiative’s passage is another reminder—confirmed by a recent array of polling—of the strong bipartisan support for Dreamers across the country. 

Christian Penichet-Paul, Director of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal and State Policy, stated: “Arizona has approved Proposition 308, a historic achievement that expands access to equal tuition rates to the state’s undocumented students. Arizonans have delivered a resounding message to the nation: undocumented students are and should continue to be integral parts of our communities. We congratulate our Arizona partners, the bipartisan coalition, and the many undocumented students that delivered this victory on Proposition 308. We must also note that this victory does not absolve Congress from the need to act. Congress needs to pass a permanent, legislative solution before the end of this year to ensure Dreamers and other undocumented students have an opportunity to stay in the U.S.” 

The nonpartisan, nonprofit Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education, our students, campuses, communities, and nation. We work to advance just, forward-looking immigration policies and practices at the federal, state, and campus levels that are consistent with our heritage as a nation of immigrants and the academic values of equity and openness. The Alliance is composed of over 550 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.