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Georgia Board of Regents Sued for Limiting Immigrant Students’ Access to Higher Education

Written by on March 14, 2016 in DACA/DAPA with 0 Comments
Georgia Board of Regents Sued for Limiting Immigrant Students’ Access to Higher Education

The Georgia Board of Regents is being hauled into court, once again, over its highly-controversial policies that limit young immigrants’ access to higher education. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and Horsley Begnaud filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Georgia Latin Alliance for Human Rights and two college students with […]

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How States Are Shaping the Opportunities for Those Who Are DACAmented

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Benefits & Relief, DACA/DAPA with 0 Comments
How States Are Shaping the Opportunities for Those Who Are DACAmented

Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was first implemented back in August 2012, it has positively changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young individuals in the United States. According to the most recent official statistics, as of September 2015, almost 700,000 individuals received DACA. Today, the American Immigration Council released […]

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Foreign Students Add Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs to the U.S. Economy

Written by on November 17, 2015 in Economics with 1 Comment
Foreign Students Add Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs to the U.S. Economy

Most people don’t think of foreign students as an economic resource, yet that is precisely what they are. Each year, students from other countries spend billions of dollars in the U.S. economy, pumping money not only into the colleges and universities they attend, but the surrounding businesses as well. In addition, many foreign students go […]

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Many States Recognize Benefit of Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

Written by on October 9, 2015 in State and Local with 1 Comment
Many States Recognize Benefit of Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students

This week, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released new information about how the top 15 states of residence for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)-eligible youth are either supporting or impeding access to college-level education. Given that federal immigration policies affecting undocumented immigrants remain stagnant, it is not surprising that many states are enacting laws […]

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Read This Year’s ‘Celebrate America’ Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest Entry

Written by on June 19, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Read This Year’s ‘Celebrate America’ Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest Entry

The American Immigration Council is proud to announce the first place winner of the 18th annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. This contest inspires educators to bring U.S. immigration history and lessons into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to learn more about immigration to the U.S. and to explain, in […]

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How International Students Add Billions to the U.S. Economy

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Economics with 1 Comment
How International Students Add Billions to the U.S. Economy

International Education Week occurs the third week in November each year to highlight the advantages of international education and exchange in the United States and worldwide. In particular, International Education Week—a joint initiative between the State Department and Education Department—emphasizes the benefits of preparing more Americans for a global environment and attracting future leaders from […]

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Some Schools Need Reminding of their Obligation to Educate All Children

Written by on November 10, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 3 Comments
Some Schools Need Reminding of their Obligation to Educate All Children

In the past year, more than 50,000 children have fled violence and persecution from Central America and Mexico and have crossed into the U.S. seeking protection. Most of them have been reunited with family members in America as they await their immigration court dates. In the meantime, our laws require that they attend school. While […]

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The Power of DACA Continues to Grow

Written by on June 16, 2014 in DACA/DAPA with 2 Comments
The Power of DACA Continues to Grow

June 15 marked the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. DACA temporarily defers the deportation of eligible undocumented youth and young adults, and grants them access to renewable two-year work permits and Social Security Numbers. As of March 2014, 673,417 young people had applied to the […]

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Why Federal Officials Reminded Schools Not to Discriminate Against Immigrant Students

Why Federal Officials Reminded Schools Not to Discriminate Against Immigrant Students

Last week, the Department of Education took steps to help ensure that undocumented students are not deterred from enrolling at K-12 public schools.  The Department issued updated guidance regarding public schools’ responsibility to provide equal access to elementary and secondary education for all students regardless of immigration status. As the Supreme Court ruled in its […]

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Florida Legislators Approve In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Written by on May 2, 2014 in News Flash, State and Local with 0 Comments
Florida Legislators Approve In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

The Republican-controlled Florida legislature has passed HB 851, a bill allowing qualified undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. After voting against similar bills in previous years, the Florida Senate approved the legislation on Thursday. The state House had already passed the bill in March but voted again to pass […]

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