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Dreamers protest outside Arizona AG’s office

Immigration activists and supporters of the Dream Act protest Horne's decision not to drop his lawsuit against community colleges that offer lower in-state tuition to students who are not citizens or legal residents, but qualify for the federal Deferred Action program on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Immigration activists and supporters of the Dream Act protest Horne’s decision not to drop his lawsuit against community colleges that offer lower in-state tuition to students who are not citizens or legal residents, but qualify for the federal Deferred Action program on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Some youth living in the country illegally and pushing for immigration reform burned their high school diplomas in front of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix.

They’re part of a group of immigrants known as “Dreamers.” That’s in reference to the U.S. Dream Act bill that would grant permanent residency to students whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally.

They protested Attorney General Tom Horne’s decision to file a lawsuit that could possibly limit college opportunities for thousands of Dreamers.

The Dreamers say Horne’s suit basically makes their high school diplomas worthless.

After burning diplomas Tuesday, the Dreamers donned aprons and began working at a taco truck positioned in front of Horne’s office.

They say keeping them from attending a community college forces them to work minimum-wage jobs.

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2 comments

  1. Arizona’s leaders are creating a “slave” state where people won’t need an education. Throw them in their private prisons to do jobs they can pay 25 cents an hour. Manufacture products with cheap prison labor.

    They do not want young people to be educated or succeed. How foolish it is to throw away years of education and millions of dollars and these young successful young people.

    Dreamers, keep trying hard. These outdated, backwater fossils will die off soon.

  2. The state top prosecutor can break the laws and twist them in his favor on his own cluster of lawsuits against him, but the young Dreamers cannot?

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