Some Students Want Out of Arizona

April 30, 2010

The University of Arizona's president said Thursday that the institution is losing some top students because of the state's new immigration law, a law many view as encouraging ethnic profiling and other forms of discrimination against Latinos. President Robert E. Shelton released a letter in which he said: "We have already begun to feel an impact from SB1070. The families of a number of out-of-state students (to date all of them honors students) have told us that they are changing their plans and will be sending their children to universities in other states. This should sadden anyone who cares about attracting the best and brightest students to Arizona." A spokesman for Arizona State University said that institution has received "several phone calls of applicants saying they won't come now."

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