Georgia’s Workforce Development, Economy Damaged by Barriers to Higher Education for Undocumented Students
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New federal policy provides Georgia an opportunity to increase access to higher education for many young Georgia immigrants who are now eligible to work without threat of deportation. Current policies that prevent these potential students from paying in-state tuition rates or even from attending Georgia universities outright undercut the state’s ability to compete for jobs both nationally and globally. This report points out how these policies hinder the state’s competitiveness in critical ways.