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IN-STATE TUITION AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS

tuition A 1996 federal law sought to preempt states on instate tuition for unauthorized immigrants in 1996. Sixteen  states currently allow in-state tuition benefits for certain unauthorized immigrant students through legislation and four through university systems. This brief reviews the 1996 federal law and state legislation since 2001.

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COMMON IMMIGRATION TERMS

columns 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. The definitions follow a continuum of permanent to temporary to unauthorized immigrants..

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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. This brief includes a state chart and map.  July 15, 2014

 

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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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