Educating Non Citizens
Should our democracy extend government support for higher education to immigrants who — as young people — entered the country illegally?
Each year, millions of people move from one country to another. Some persons have government approval to enter the country. They may stay as legal permanent residents. Some even seek citizenship in their new country. Democracies grant equality through citizenship. Non-citizens thus raise important questions. How are the rights of citizens different from the rights of all persons in a country? What public services should non-citizens receive? Are unauthorized migrants entitled to fewer services? One flashpoint for this debate is public education.
Articles and Papers
- “Border Security and Immigration” (Alton, IL: Eagle Forum, 2005)
- “The ‘DREAM Act’: Hatching Expensive New Amnesty for Illegal Aliens” (Washington, DC: Federation for American Immigration Reform, October 23, 2003)
- Feinstein, Dianne, “Senate Judiciary Committee Approves ‘The DREAM Act’” (October 23, 2003)
- “Immigrant Rights” (New York: American Civil Liberties Union, n.d.)
- “Immigrant Student Adjustment and Access to Higher Education—DREAM Act” (Washington, DC: National Immigration Law Center, 2005)
- Papademetriou, Demetrios G., “The Global Struggle with Illegal Migration: No End in Sight,” Migration Information Source (Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, September 2005)
- Passel, Jeffrey J. The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S.: Estimates Based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey (Washington, DC: Pew Hispanic Center, March 7, 2006)
- Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982)
- S. 1545, “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2003 or DREAM Act”
- Schlafly, Phyllis, “In-State College Tuition for Illegal Aliens?” Eagle Forum (March 19, 2003)
- Simon, Julian L., Immigration: The Demographic & Economic Facts (Washington, DC: Cato Institute and the National Immigration Forum, December 11, 1995), See especially Sections 1 and 2