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Education and Employment

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Occupational Licenses

Foreign-trained workers and U.S.-trained immigrants are filling key niches in the U.S. labor force. This brief focuses on immigrant professionals authorized to work by the federal government and highlights innovative state approaches to overcoming employment barriers.

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Tuition Benefits

At least 20 states offer in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students, 16 by state legislative action and four by state university systems. This brief includes a state chart and map.

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IMMIGRATION

Education & Employment

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Common Immigration Terms

These definitions include commonly used terms for immigrants and the conditions for their admission to the United States, as well as terms created under the 1996 welfare reform law.

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E-Verify

E-Verify is a federal program to help employers verify work authorization of new employees. At least 22 states require the use of E-Verify for at least some public and/or private employers.

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Overview