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InternatIonal educatIon neWS, VIeWS & InSIgHtS

In Brief
STATES THAT OFFER RESIDENT RATES TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS (listed in the order in which state action occurred): texas, California, utah, new York, Washington, Illinois, Kansas, new Mexico, nebraska, Wisconsin, Maryland, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. STATES THAT HAVE TAKEN SPECIFIC ACTION TO BAR IMMIGRANTS FROM RECEIVING RESIDENT RATES: Alabama*, Arizona, Colorado, georgia, Indiana and south Carolina*.

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Rhode Island Advances Tuition Reform for Undocumented Students
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*Alabama and South Carolina prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in its state colleges or universities.
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is confronting one of the biggest issues in higher education: in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. Rhode Island’s Board of Governors for Higher Education recently passed a measure that allows undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state rates at the state’s public colleges and universities, provided they meet certain conditions. Rhode Island’s move to provide a cheaper education for the children of undocumented immigrants contains a number of restrictions. The main requirement is that students must have attended a Rhode Island secondary school for a minimum of three years and successfully graduated or received a GED. Supporters of the measure argue that equal access to higher education will allow

more Rhode Islanders to attend college, resulting in a more educated workforce better suited to stimulate the state’s economy. Many residents of Rhode Island object to the Board of Governors’s ruling, questioning the legitimacy of the board’s ability to take such action. Rhode Island is the only state to institute such a policy outside the state legislative process. The measure only applies to the state’s three public higher education institutions and it mirrors a similar bill that Rhode Island’s General Assembly did not act on earlier this year. Others contend that the measure will reward immigrants for entering the country without proper documentation and that, given high tuition costs faced by so many prospective students, any action to make college more affordable should benefit U.S. citizens first.

NAFSA’S VOLUNTEER LEADERS TAKE OFFICE
NAFSA welcomes its new volunteer leaders, including five at-large board members, who took office on January 1, 2012. Learn more about them at www.nafsa.org/2012leaders.


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International Educator - January/February 2012

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Contents
International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - 7
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Finding a Home in Higher Education
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - New York University Becomes a Global Network University
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - International Education Fairs
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - A View From Out Here
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