April 1, 2015
“Higher education is central to achieving individual economic success and to supporting the national economy. … For the thousands of undocumented young people who graduate from American high schools each year, the path to a college degree or a postsecondary credential is overshadowed by the complex state, federal, and institutional policies that determine available education options,” according to the Center for American Progress.
“Undocumented students are advocating for greater access to affordable and high-quality higher education, and students, families, and policymakers across the country are demanding the same. In this context, President Barack Obama announced his America’s College Promise plan to provide free community college to all who are willing to work for it. … His announcement made clear that free education is important for everyone living within the nation’s borders, leaving open the possibility that his plan applies to undocumented students.