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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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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. 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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