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ERIC Number: EJ1158088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
In-State-Tuition for Unauthorized Residents: Teaching a Person to Fish
Dryden, Joe; Martinez, Cristina
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Fall 2014
Illegal immigration has become one of the most important issues we face as a nation, and as greater attention is focused on the sociological and economic impact of illegal immigration, policies related to in-state-tuition for unauthorized residents are in a state of flux. Since 2005, the number of states offering in-state-tuition for unauthorized residents has more than doubled. Using the rational from "Plyler v. Doe" and economic data from the Heritage Foundation and the Pew Research Institute, the authors argue for increased access to in-state-tuition for unauthorized residents. Increased access will improve economic productivity, reduce crime and reduce dependence on governmental services. If it is true that giving a person a fish means they will eat for today, but teaching a person to fish means they will eat for a lifetime, then why choose the former especially when their catch can feed others as well?
Arizona Board of Regents, for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University. PO Box 4087, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Kansas; California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Doe v Plyler
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