Undocumented migrants in US gaining improved access to higher education

Matt Zalaznick's picture
Thursday, August 29, 2013

While the US Congress struggles with passing immigration reform, many lawmakers and educators around the country are finding common ground on initiatives that improve undocumented students' access to higher education.

Republicans in Colorado have demonstrated support for a proposed bill that would grant undocumented immigrants in-state tuition at the schools' public universities. University of Notre Dame announced last week that it would consider undocumented applicants the same as domestic applicants. Loyola medical school in Chicago waived legal residency as a requirement in July and is working to improve financial aid for these students.

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