During S's junior and senior year we had a lot of mail from some of the Arizona universities. They can be very generous to NH scholars, but we decided that we would keep the college search limited to the midwest and East Coast to limit travel costs during college. I must say that should the new Arizona law stand I would have another and much stronger reason to discourage my next kid from considering going to university in Arizona.
My S is a native born US citizen but the rest of us are foreign born and naturalized citizens. The children and my husband have spanish last names and my husband has a heavy accent. I immigrated here from Europe as a child, became a US citizen in my 30s, but fit the WASP stereotype to a t. Although my path to US citizenship is identical to my husband's, I would be very unlikely to be profiled as an illegal alien. Husband, on the other hand, would visit Arizona unsure of whether he would need to carry proof of citizenship with him at all times. Would my foreign born, US citizen child have to worry about carrying proof of citizenship if she were a student there? According to the law, even university police and security would have to enforce the law or risk being sued.
Would D's last name complicate her life in Arizona? I would be interested to know if others on this forum, students and parents of hispanic students, are concerned about this new law in Arizona and if it will affect their college choices.