University of Arkansas System
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Education for illegal immigrant children
Each year there are uncountable numbers if students who face numerous problems to attain the higher education,as of higher out state fees and negative prospects for employment.north Carolina education authority estimate about fifteen hundred children of illegal immigrants graduate from high school each year. These students have fewer opportunities for higher education and piles pf barriers to attend a college with out in state fees. The urban institute estimate that each year about 65 thousand children of illegal immigrants who live in the U.S for five years or longer graduate high schools. Among them many students are not allowed to attain higher education of being undocumented ans some could not pay fees as not being in state fees applied to them. The dream act will show a path to those illegal immigrants and children of illegal immigrant to make themselves legalize and who are in U.S. Since years or whom are brought young by their parents as well as whom are born here spend their most of the lives here. It will also make provision which limits the way in which state wish to provide in state tuition to undocumented residents, may structure such laws, by requiring them to provide the same benefits to eligible students who do not reside in this state.
But, although the Dream Act eliminates the barriers, it does not bind the states to provide in state tuition to any undocumented immigrants. Therefore the each state need to determine either they are providing in state fees to the children of illegal immigrants or not. Maryland state analyst estimated the adverse effects of this legislation will increase in the enrollment and mandatory education funding, but on the other hand , it will cost the state an extra $ 800,000 by fiscal 2012 and $ 3.5 million by fiscal 2014. The students should sign an affidavit stating that they will seek permanent status within 30 days of becoming the law k-12. This service is provided in some states , but in other states universities and colleges are charging almost the double charge for the out of state students. In 1996, Federal law mandates that if in state rates are given to illegals, those rates to be given to applicants of every states in U.S. Federal law. In 2008 report by the center of policy entrepreneurship (CPE), one of the few studies that have been released , many states have not yet analyzed the effects, most statistics do not specifically track data for the unauthorized immigrants. Tuition fees laws has boosted college enrollment rates and many have reduced high school dropout rates which indicates a better work force for U.S in the future.
Among all. Texas has the largest increased enrollment since making its tuition benefit law in 2001. According to the Texas higher education co-ordination board , students benefits total in 9062, in 2007-2008 out of 1.1 million students enrolled in Texas public college and universities. CPE reports conclude that there are no negative fiscal impacts in states after implementing the in state tuition benefits. A few states conclude their decision as unknown and some others claim loss because of different between in state and out state. The student who takes advantage of in state tuition is already fell on the group in which government has invested its money , which will come back to government on future as tax . Today’s global economy needs more and more knowledgeable and skill full workers which will be multi-lingual and multi-cultural to be complete set of innovators and intellectual force within the entire world. Universities presidents and education associations and many social activists have urged the congress to pass the Dream Act which supports the in state. More than immigrants will get access to higher education which help large number if future tax payers which contribute the country to invest them by providing in state tuition.
This could play significant amounts of tax for the strong economy of us. The state and government must fair to the children of illegal immigrant as they must not be punished for their parents deeds. In some cases the students are so intelligent , hard working and goal oriented with high academic grades but they don’t realize that they are in process of applying to institutes , that they will not able to attend. It is not made free but discounted as U.S economy is in the shoulder of youths so, if they are well educated then the country economy will boost automatically. Educated youth attains professional jobs that helps to reduce the burdens of social service budgets and higher earners will pay subsequent amount of tax that contributes overall economy. Providing in state fees to illegal aliens makes legally applying international students are suckers from not becoming an illegal aliens. College entrance are limited thus each state should provide direct competition within illegal aliens. The revenue of universities and colleges will be loss if all illegal aliens are given in state tuition fees. So every person and child deserve better education and equal opportunities. They can make their life mush easier and make themselves more competitive.
As in this case every individual should get equal education by the Equal Education Act of U.S. It is unfair to those children whom are although being sharp and strong desire to study couldn’t able to fulfill their desire. As in this issues some states are providing in state tuition fees to those students which make them capable to complete in this competitive market but due to lack of documents they aren’t able to attend colleges. This situation seems totally unfair and unethical to the children’s for their parents deeds. Though ,there are controversies and issues but it seems to have clear provision by the federal law of us to get higher education to the children of illegal immigrants which does not cause as loss as people believes . So, we believe that all peoples should must get equal opportunity and education for overall development and to make life much advanced as possible. That’s why government should think and act seriously about the federal act of U.S. Children of illegal immigrant should get in state tuition fee on the college and equal education opportunity and vice versa.
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