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Educating illegal immigrants is a controversial issue with heavy opposition but surprisingly there are almost as many supporters. People seem to confuse illegal immigration with legal immigration. The United States has a federal law against in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants but some states have passed state laws, overriding the federal law, allowing illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits. Pending legislation also exists that would allow illegal immigrants to gain legal residency after completing a degree. Both the existing and pending legislation providing illegal immigrants with higher education benefits are causing a major impact on adult education.

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Educating illegal immigrants is a controversial issue with heavy opposition but surprisingly there are almost as many supporters. People seem to confuse illegal immigration with legal immigration. The United States has a federal law against in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants but some states have passed state laws, overriding the federal law, allowing illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits. Pending legislation also exists that would allow illegal immigrants to gain legal residency after completing a degree. Both the existing and pending legislation providing illegal immigrants with higher education benefits are causing a major impact on adult education.

Educating Illegal Immigrants: A Controversial Issue

WHAT COUNTRY wouldn't want to be home to someone like Eric Balderas? Balderas was the valedictorian of his high school class and now attends Harvard on a full scholarship. He's studying molecular and cellular biology and hopes to become a cancer researcher (The Boston Globe Editorial, 2010, para. 1). Eric Balderas is an illegal immigrant. Immigrants have made America what it is today but illegal immigration and educating illegal immigrants is creating a cause for concern. Illegal immigrants obtaining a post-secondary education in the United States is an issue affecting adult education. This paper will cover pending and existing legislation related to educating illegal immigrants and analyze the impact it has on adult education.

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In-state tuition is a benefit for students attending a public university or college in their home state. The reduced in-state ...

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Educating illegal immigrants is a controversial issue with heavy opposition but surprisingly there are almost as many supporters. People seem to confuse illegal immigration with legal immigration. The United States has a federal law against in-state tuition benefits for illegal immigrants but some states have passed state laws, overriding the federal law, allowing illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits. Pending legislation also exists that would allow illegal immigrants to gain legal residency after completing a degree. Both the existing and pending legislation providing illegal immigrants with higher education benefits are causing a major impact on adult education.

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