Institute Professors’ Opinion Column Addresses Arizona

On June 2, the Arizona Daily Star published a public appeal from Stephen T. Russell and Andrea J. Romero to engage in “a rational, healthy dialogue so that we can find humane ways of addressing immigration reform — for the sake of the (state’s) children.”




According to the Arizona Department of Education, 41% of children in Arizona schools are Latino. They and their families may be wrongly targeted, Russell and Romero wrote, in spite of the fact that 92% of Latino children in the U.S. are citizens, according to the National Council of La Raza. Arizona has a duty to ensure the safety and health of its children, they said, “meaningful reform must consider the dignity and complexity of family life, and the health and safety of children.”

Read more at; http://cals.arizona.edu/fcs/node/621

Released date: 
Oct 28 2010