Joke’s on You : So-called undocumented students in the US
Ennser-Kananen, J. (2018). Joke’s on You : So-called undocumented students in the US. In M. A. Brown (Ed.), The Shifting Global World of Youth and Education (pp. 85-97). Routledge.
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This chapter focuses on the experience of undocumented college students in the USA. While K‐12 education has been opened to undocumented students, at least on paper, since the landmark case Plyler vs. Doe, college education remains a highly precarious terrain for undocumented students, which offers little to no legal protection. Within the United States, the situation of undocumented college students differs greatly among individual states. This chapter provides an overview of national‐level policies or nationally relevant work in the area, as well as insights into some successful local initiatives.