ERIC Number: ED194959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Educating the Foreign and Illegal Alien Student.
Cooper, Timothy T.
There are three major classifications of foreign students in the United States. "I-20" students are those who are in the country only to attend school. These students must attend an approved educational institution full-time or face deportation. Aliens who are permanent residents or who are visiting but meet residence requirements are generally entitled to free public education. The third category of foreign students is composed of illegal aliens. There is currently some question as to whether these students meet residency requirements and are entitled to tuition-free education. This question has been addressed in several Texas cases recently, with decisions going both ways. An important factor involved in these cases is whether illegal or undocumented aliens are entitled to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment, an issue not yet resolved by the courts. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students, Illegal Immigrants, Public Education, Residence Requirements, Student Rights
Not available separately; see EA 012 963.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Identifiers: Fourteenth Amendment
Note: Chapter 10 of "School Law in Contemporary Society" (EA 012 963). For related documents, see EA 012 963-980.