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IN-STATE TUITION AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS

tuition Fifteen states currently allow in-state tuition benefits for certain unauthorized immigrant students through legislation since the federal law sought to preempt states in 1996. Since 2001, Congress has been considering bipartisan legislation to repeal this provision and help certain immigrant students gain legal status.

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UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT TUITION

columns Each session states debate whether to allow undocumented students to attend college at in-state tuition rates. With the faltering economy and limited skills-based jobs, improving college affordability is becoming a bigger priority.

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TUITION BENEFITS FOR IMMIGRANTS

Student GraduationTwenty states offer in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students, 16 by state legislative action and four by state university systems. 

 

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E-VERIFY

E-VerifyE-Verify is a federal program to help employers verify work authorization of new employees. Currently, 21 states require the use of E-Verify for at least some public and/or private employers.

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OVERVIEW | EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

This section includes issue briefs on instate tuition and unauthorized immigrants (“DREAM”).  It also includes information on E-Verify and state actions. 

 

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