PHOENIX - DREAMers protested once again at the Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office Tuesday afternoon.
They are angry with Horne after he sued a Phoenix-area community college to stop it from charging only in-state tuition to immigrants authorized to remain in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“It’s my job to enforce the law. Maricopa County Community Colleges made a note to completely disregard the law by allowing deferred action students pay in-state tuition,” said Horne.
Phoenix colleges decided to allow students who qualify for deferred action to get in-state tuition. But Horne claims the college policy violates a 2006 Arizona that was passed by voters "to prevent persons who are not eligible for state and local benefits from receiving certain state or local benefits including in-state tuition rates."
Four self-proclaimed dreamers burned their high school diplomas to symbolize that Horne killed their dreams of going to college.
“I thought this diploma would be my ticket, but I guess Horne just wants me to work for minimum wage,” said Carlos Carrol.
The protesters then took Horne three burritos with a note on the plate asking him to reconsider the lawsuit.
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