A DREAM Within Reach?

January 28, 2013

After years on the back burner, immigration is set to command more of Congress’s attention in the coming months, including several provisions important for higher education that are likely to be part of any proposed comprehensive legislation. Immigration was mentioned only infrequently during the election. But the drubbing Republicans took among Latino voters led to speculation that both parties might be open to overhauling immigration this year. On Tuesday, President Obama will lay out his plan in a speech in Las Vegas. The biggest questions at the heart of immigration reform -- how the nation’s immigration laws will be enforced, and whether the estimated 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without legal documentation will be given a path to citizenship -- affect colleges only tangentially. But any legislation that addresses those issues is also likely to include other measures with adirect impact on higher education.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed