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Petitioning MCCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper and 3 others

Ask Maricopa Community Colleges' Chancellor to Postpone the 230% Tuition Hike and Stop Harassment


 

Arizona's largest community college system recently announced a 230% tuition hike for out-of-state students taking less than 6 credits - an attempt to keep undocumented students from getting an education in a way that WILL AFFECT CITIZENS, people who have just moved to Arizona, and immigrants in the process of getting their legal status. This is due to a flawed interpretation of a State law.

Moreover the situation is also affecting ALL LATINO AND MINORITY STUDENTS at MCCCD:

1.-Latjno students have been told they may not be able to participate in trips to an upcoming leadership camp in Tucson "because they will be using State Funding"  on transportation and that's is not available for undocumented students .

2.-Money raised by students clubs will become "State funded money" and not to be use for scholarships for undocumented students.  Yes, the type of money raised by cookie sales and student sponsored workshops!

3.-Personnel has been told to check into the immigration of status of students and REPORT to ICE, DHS their findings,  THREATENING PERSONNEL WITH JAIL TIME if they do not comply.

3.-Personnel are holding funding for summer camps on MCCCD Campuses because they are ordered   to probe into the immigration status of CHILDREN attending such camps.  Other situations are being analized on a "case by case" situation.

Not only does this mean ALL Latinos and people of color will have their immigration statuses OVER-SCRUTINIZED- the MCCCD will actually lose money ! The more than 8,000 people currently enrolled as "out-of-state" students will likely drop out. The system is throwing away money to restructure many programs and processes in order to implement a FLAWED  AND DISCRIMINATORY POLICY.

Tell the MCCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper  to  delay the 230% tuition hike to unclassified students taking 6 hours or less.

Please stop the threats to students and  personnel, until good processes and policies are in place to avoid discrimination with regard  to Latino and other minority Students.

 

 

Letter to
MCCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper
General Counsel Lee Combs
MCCCD Board President Randolph Lumm
and 1 other
VC Business Services Debra Thompson
Please Postpone the 230% tuition hike for out-of-state students taking 6 credits or less - an attempt to keep undocumented students from getting an education in a way that WILL AFFECT CITIZENS, people who have just moved to Arizona, and immigrants in the process of getting their legal status.

The flawed implementation of HB2008 is also affecting ALL LATINO AND MINORITY STUDENTS at MCCCD:

1.-Latino students have been told they may not be able to participate in trips to an upcoming leadership camp to Tucson "because they will be using State Funding not available for undocumented students.

2.-Money raised by students clubs will become "State funded money" and not to be use for scholarships for undocumented students. Yes, the type of money raised by cookie sales and student organized workshops!

3.-Personnel has been told to check into the immigration of status of students and REPORT to ICE, DHS their findings, THREATENING PERSONNEL WITH JAIL TIME if they do not comply.

3.-Personnel are holding funds for summer camps on MCCCD Campuses because they are ordered to probe into the immigration status of CHILDREN attending such camps. Other situations where "state funding is used" is being "analyzed on a case by case situation".

Not only does this mean ALL Latinos and people of color will have their immigration statuses OVER SCRUTINIZED- the MCCCD will actually lose money ! Around 8,000 people currently enrolled as "out-of-state" students will likely drop out. The system is throwing away money to restructure many programs and processes in order to implement a FLAWED AND DISCRIMINATORY POLICY.

Chancellor, please delay the 230% tuition hike for unclassified students taking 6 credits or less.
Please oppose the threats to the personnel, students until good processes and policies are in place to avoid discrimination in regards to Latino and other minority Students.