Illegal immigrants burn diplomas, deliver burrito, in protest of Arizona AG’s lawsuit

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  • Protesters claimed that illegal immigrants' high school diplomas are worthless without in-state tuition
  • The protesters donned graduation outfits, worked a taco stand and attempted to deliver a burrito to Horne’s office before being stopped by security in the lobby.

    Illegal immigrant students burned their high school diplomas outside Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office in Phoenix on Tuesday, claiming a recent lawsuit preventing in-state tuition for illegal aliens makes their diplomas worthless.

    According to a blog post on the Phoenix New Times, the protesters donned graduation outfits, worked a taco stand and attempted to deliver a burrito to Horne’s office before being stopped by security in the lobby.

    One protester held a sign alleging that Horne had cheated on his wife, while another was arrested by the authorities.

    Horne filed a lawsuit this June against the Maricopa County Community College District in order to prevent them from providing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.

    The group claimed their protest was meant to symbolize their limited potential without a college degree, which would force them to work minimum wage jobs.

    The protest was put on by an organization called Citizens for a Better Arizona (CBA), “a 501 C 4 nonpartisan organization committed to improving the lives of all Arizonans.”

    The students protesters known as DREAMers, is a reference to their support for the DREAM Act which would grant citizenship to high school graduates brought into the United States illegally by their parents as children.

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