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ERIC Number: EJ1149194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
UN Human Rights Violations Here at Home? The Plight of Undocumented and DACA Students in South Carolina, USA
McCorkle, Will; Bailey, Beatrice
Journal of International Social Studies, v6 n1 p161-167 2016
South Carolina is arguably the most restrictive state in the nation as it pertains to access to higher education for immigrant students, particularly undocumented and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students. As we show through personal interviews, this has had a detrimental effect on the lives of many immigrant students throughout the state. It also conflicts with the ideals of human rights in regard to access to higher education and equality which are laid out in the UNESCO Convention Against Discrimination in Education. Our analysis of South Carolina's policies helps shed a light on the greater issues related to immigrant education rights across the nation and how they compare to the immigration policies of more welcoming developed nations. As the United States seeks to be a champion for human rights around the world, we need to confront our own problematic educational policies, which often leave many students behind.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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