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Children Without a StateA Global Human Rights Challenge$
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Jacqueline Bhabha

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015271

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.001.0001

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Undocumented Students, College Education, and Life Beyond

Undocumented Students, College Education, and Life Beyond

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(p.217) 9 Undocumented Students, College Education, and Life Beyond
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Children Without a State
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Stephen H. Legomsky

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.003.0009

This chapter focuses on the exclusion of undocumented immigrant children from post-secondary education in the United States. It explores legal barriers, including financial aid ineligibility and out-of-state residents’ classification obstructing post-secondary education for undocumented immigrant students in the United States. Arguments for and against the legalization of post-secondary education for undocumented students are explored, with emphasis on the philosophies behind them. Challenges faced by undocumented students after graduation are examined, along with the advantages and disadvantages of legalizing undocumented students for the students.

Keywords:   undocumented immigrant students, post-secondary education, financial aid ineligibility, residents

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