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ERIC Number: EJ1174907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar-4
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Back in the Shadows? The DACA Saga Continues
Harney, John O.
New England Journal of Higher Education, Mar 2018
From 2012 to 2017, nearly 15,000 New England residents participated in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA students are ineligible for federal financial aid programs, but state and institutional aid can flow to undocumented students. As of March 2017, 20 states, including Connecticut and Rhode Island, offered in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. However President Donald Trump announced in September that he would repeal DACA on March 5, charging that President Barack Obama had created it unconstitutionally through executive action. In February 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration's request to speed up its appeal of two federal judges' nationwide injunctions to keep pieces of DACA. As the "Chronicle of Higher Education" noted, "That's good news for the so-called Dreamers trying to avoid deportation. But it doesn't provide what the students and colleges advocating on their behalf want the most: certainty." Against this backdrop, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) hosted a session at the College Board's New England Regional Forum in March 2018 on the uncertain climate for undocumented students and related state and institution responses. The article highlights the discussion that occurred during the session.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Rhode Island
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