In Arizona, immigration law worries minority students

Educators in Arizona are expressing concern that the state's controversial identity-check law will discourage students of color from attending the state's colleges and universities. Many educators fear that the law -- which the federal government has sued to block -- may exacerbate a trend documented in a recent report to Congress, which found that escalating costs are putting higher education and minority college grants beyond the reach of more and more low-income minority students.

In a letter to the university community in April, University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton wrote that "large numbers of UA students, faculty, staff and appointed professionals have expressed concerns that they or members of their families or their friends may now be subject to unwarranted detainment by police."