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Campaign launches to pass Dreamers in-state tuition measure

More than 130 business, community, faith and elected leaders in Arizona kicked off Wednesday a campaign urging Arizona voters to approve Proposition 308 in November.

The statewide ballot measure would allow thousands of Arizona students to continue their education, regardless of their immigration status, at any of the state’s public universities and community colleges.

“Prop. 308 will ensure anyone who has lived in Arizona for two or more years and graduated from an Arizona high school will pay the same tuition rate as the kids that they grew up with,” said Rebecca Shi, the executive director for the American Business Immigration Coalition, which helped launch the Yes on 308 campaign.

The measure would particularly benefit those students who were brought to Arizona as undocumented immigrants when they were children and are known as Dreamers. If approved, Arizona would join 19 other states who already grant in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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