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Access to Education: State Bills, In-State Tuition and More

All children, regardless of status, have the constitutional right to attend our nation’s public (K-12) schools. NILC believes that a quality education can provide low-income immigrants with a pathway out of poverty. NILC works to increase access to education and has fought to stop anti-immigrant laws that would chill access to school for immigrant families.

FAQs about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

President Obama announced in June 2012 that the U.S. would not deport certain undocumented youth who had come to the U.S. as children. Instead, they may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” This program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

Access to Driver's Licenses for All Age-Eligible Immigrants

States need to create practical, workable solutions, and denying certain immigrants licenses because of their immigration status is simply bad public policy. It increases uninsurance rates and the number of unlicensed drivers, and it undermines effective law enforcement. Learn which states have already passed laws to allow undocumented immigrants to drive.