ERIC Number: ED312350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Legalization's Second Step: The Availability of English Civics Classes in the Chicago, Houston, Miami and New York City Metropolitan Areas.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund, Washington, DC.
This paper reports on a 1989 survey of publicly funded amnesty class capacity in the chief metropolitan areas of the four states outside of California that have the largest populations of legalization applicants. The areas covered are Chicago (Illinois), Houston (Texas), Miami (Florida), and New York (New York). The study sought to determine if for the 1988-89 school year these areas offered enough English/civics classes to accommodate all the temporary residents who need to take them in order to become permanent residents. Chapter I contains an executive summary of the research. Chapter II presents the data on the availability of English/civics courses in the four metropolitan areas. Chapter III provides background information on the English/civics requirement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Chapter IV discusses the implementation of options for complying with the English/civics knowledge requirement. Chapter V explains the methodology of the amnesty class survey. Chapter VI contains the policy recommendations for the utilization of English/civics classes and testing options. Appendix 1 contains Form I-698, an application to adjust status from temporary to permanent residence. Appendix 2 provides a table reflecting the temporary residence populations of metropolitan areas in the amnesty class survey. Five figures, one table, endnotes, and a list of background papers on Latino issues are also included. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund, Washington, DC.