States, Colleges and Faculty Grapple With The Question of Higher Education & Illegal Immigrants

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by Jan Murphy Karina Ambartsoumian wants to go to college but her “statelessness” is putting that out of reach. The 24-year-old “dreamer” is not recognized as a citizen of any country, even though she has lived in Philadelphia for years. Being stateless means she must pay out-of-state or international tuition rates to attend a Pennsylvania public college. Those rates can be as much as two and a half times what a resident student pays. According to a new Quinnipiac poll “The inability to afford college, attain a driver license, own property, travel and open an account, a bank account, have […]
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