Illegal immigrants burn diplomas, deliver burrito, in protest of Arizona AG’s lawsuit
- Protesters claimed that illegal immigrants' high school diplomas are worthless without in-state tuition
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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