State Policies Regarding Undocumented College Students: A Narrative of Unresolved Issues, Ongoing Debate and Missed Opportunities
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Given the high rate of unauthorized immigration, there have been widespread calls for an overhaul of the federal immigration system. However, Congress has failed to enact the needed reform legislation, and over time, the climate for discussion has become increasingly partisan. With frustration growing, states across the nation have sought their own solutions, responding with record numbers of immigration laws. This report points out some state policies in regard to undocumented students access to higher education.