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Immigrant Access to Higher Education

Higher education AQ

July 31, 2014

As the costs of higher education continue to reach new heights, access to in-state tuition for public universities and colleges is often the determining factor in whether students will be able to continue their education beyond high school. Despite having grown up and been residents of states often longer than the typical residency requirements, undocumented immigrant youth, also known as DREAMers--named after the Senate's DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act--have historically been excluded from this critical state benefit. But this is changing...

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As the costs of higher education continue to reach new heights, access to in-state tuition for public universities and colleges is often the determining factor in whether students will be able to continue their education beyond high school. Despite having grown up and been residents of states often longer than the typical residency requirements, undocumented immigrant youth, also known as DREAMers--named after the Senate's DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act--have historically been excluded from this critical state benefit. But this is changing. - See more at: http://www.americasquarterly.org/charticles/immigrant-access-to-higher-e...