There's a high school student in Arizona who is at the top of her class; she’s brilliant, creative, hard-working, and she wants to be an engineer. She's also an undocumented student, and her family has little money to afford college. Normally, a student of this caliber would be eligible for a number of scholarships, and with her smarts, I'm sure she'd succeed in whatever she pursued.
As an undocumented student, however, she's not eligible to receive scholarships from any of the state institutions in Arizona. And, she's also required to pay out-of-state tuition, which is nearly three times the cost of in-state tuition.
In the end, a young Latina who normally would have earned herself a ticket to college and who I believe has the skills and tenacity to persevere through a challenging engineering program and graduate to do exciting work that gives back to society will now be left without that option.
Who gets fucked here? Everyone.
submitted by "an arizonan who understands right and wrong"