Arizona institutions losing students due to immigration law

May 3, 2010

In a letter released last week, the University of Arizona's president says the school is losing some top students because of the state's new immigration law, which allows local police to require anyone whom they reasonably suspect of being in the US illegally to provide proof of their lawful presence -- a law many view as encouraging racial profiling. The president writes that families of a number of out-of-state students have notified U. of Arizona they are changing their plans and will send their children to schools in other states. An Arizona State University spokesman says the university has received "several phone calls of applicants saying they won't come now." Letter from U. of Arizona president

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