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ERIC Number: EJ874050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
!Si se puede!: Undocumented Immigrants' Struggle for Education and Their Right to Stay
Rincon, Alejandra
Journal of College Admission, n206 p13-18 Win 2010
In this article, the author talks about an increasing movement that generates support for the Dream Act, the federal proposal which would allow some undocumented students to begin the path towards permanent residency. Beginning in Summer 2009, when more than 500 converged in DC for a national Dream Act graduation ceremony, students and their allies have organized a number of activities to build support for this proposal culminating with the national "Back to School Day of Action." The movement for in-state tuition has involved a multi-prong approach combining individual struggles by undocumented students to fight their deportation orders, continuous efforts to pass equal tuition laws at the state level, changes within institutions of higher education and increasing pressure to pass the federal Dream Act. While the movement has grown in many different states, arguments in favor of the students have remained the same. The author stresses that the nature and usefulness of these arguments should be considered as this population fights against being demonized and for their basic recognition as human beings. The key arguments for and against undocumented students' presence in institutions of higher education fall into three broad categories: (1) economics; (2) cultural assimilation; and (3) crime deterrence. This article briefly reviews each type of argument. (Contains 33 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia