In-state Tuition For Immigrants To Be On 2022 Ballot Measure

May 10, 2021

Arizona voters in 2022 will get to decide whether young people illegally brought to the United States as children should qualify for in-state tuition at community colleges and state universities. 

Supporters of the deferred-deportation program march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix.
Credit Matt York/AP, file


The Arizona House approved the ballot referral on a contentious 33-27 vote Monday. Four Republicans joined the chamber’s 29 minority Democrats to approve the ballot referral. The Senate passed the measure in March with three Republican members joining the 14 Democrats. Backers said young people should not be penalized for their parents' actions, while opponents said they should not get benefits offered to U.S. citizens.