Part I of this Article details both the legislative and legal history of undocumented immigrants’ access to education in the United States. Part II then describes the current U.S. state laws in effect regarding in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students at state-funded colleges and universities. Part III further explores the development of laws and policies with a keen focus on potential correlations between (1) the racial composition of state legislatures and the passage of in-state tuition policies; (2) the race of governors and the passage of in-state tuition policies; (3) partisan composition of state legislatures and the passage of in-state tuition policies; and (4) party affiliation of governors and in-state tuition policies. Part IV describes the concept of preemption and discusses the extent to which preemption has impacted the state statutes identified in Part II of this Article. Finally, Part V discusses the practical and normative implications of this research.
Stephen L. Nelson, Jennifer L. Robinson & Kara H. Glaubitz,
States Taking Charge: Examining the Role of Race, Party Affliation, and Preemption in the Development of in-state tuition laws for undocumented immigrant students ,
Mich. J. Race & L.
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