Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Miriam Feldblum, Steven Hubbard, Andrew Lim, Christian Penichet-Paul, and Hanna Siegel
Date of Publication: 
April, 2020
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to maintain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the questionaround what the undocumented population in America looks like looms large. Research indicates that undocumentedimmigrants, including DACA recipients, are integral parts of their communities, paying taxes, starting businesses,and serving in key industries facing labor shortages. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic alsodemonstrates that undocumented immigrants are on the front lines in key industries, delivering essential services asworkers in healthcare, agriculture, and food services.

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Feldblum, M., Hubbard, S., Lim, A., Penichet-Paul, C., & Siegel, H. (2020, April). Undocumented students in higher education. New American Economy & Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. https://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/04/PAHEI_NAE_Undocumented_Students.pdf