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ERIC Number: EJ1005093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-24
Pages: 0
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Undocumented Immigrants and College: Tear down the Walls
Chan, Monnica
New England Journal of Higher Education, Feb 2013
Immigration reform is gathering steam. In late January, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced an agreement on principles for immigration reform, that may include paths for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship. Based on earlier immigration reform proposals, these pathways to "earning" citizenship will likely include earning a postsecondary degree after a high school diploma or equivalent credential. Enrolling in postsecondary education programs is already one way individuals can fulfill qualification requirements for the Obama administration's Deferred Action Program. Unfortunately, affordable postsecondary education is increasingly hard to come by. Now that federal legislation is in the works, more states must examine their postsecondary educational policies, particularly tuition policies and their potential impact on undocumented students. Many states have begun by addressing the issue of financial affordability and extending in-state tuition eligibility to undocumented students. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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