ERIC Number: EJ726502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v37 n5 p4 Sep-Oct 2005
This article reports on the plight of undocumented immigrant students in the United States. Fights have been waged in various state legislatures over the past few years concerning whether undocumented immigrant students should be able to benefit from in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. But a story in The Wall Street Journal (April 26) points out that even if these students earned their college degrees, they still can't get jobs because of their immigration status, a downside for students in the nine states that have passed legislation allowing undocumented students who graduated from a state high school to pay in-state rates. The story also notes, however, that this problem could be solved with a proposal, known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, which would grant temporary legal residency upon completion of high school to students who entered the United States as children at least five years previously.
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Public Colleges, Tuition, Student Financial Aid, High School Graduates, Immigration, Access to Education, State Legislation, Federal Legislation
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States