AZ Board of Regents asked to investigate scholarships to illegals
As a state senator, Dean Martin sponsored Proposition 300, which required students in this country illegally to pay out-of-state tuition at state universities. The voters passed the ballot measure overwhelmingly. Now, as state treasurer, Martin is questioning the legality of scholarships made available through ASU by private, solicited donors.
Recently it was revealed that ASU President, Michael Crow has provided approximately $1.8 million in scholarships to 200 such students.
However, in his letter to the Regents, Martin said that once money is given to a state agency, it is considered public money.
“Just because funds originate from a private donor does not mean that a state agency is exempt from state law,” he wrote.