Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Jimmy Smits or Michael Olivas?
Michael Olivas jokes that his forthcoming book Perchance to DREAM: A Legal and Political History of the DREAM Act was meant to introduce the new immigration policies, but he is concerned that it may actually serve as a eulogy, as the debate over undocumented students continues to languish.
There are an estimated 50,000 undocumented college students in America—about the same size as the student body at Ohio State, points out Olivas. Although only a subset of a larger population of immigrants, undocumented students are a critical focal point in the debate over immigration law, and in this Campus Law Considered podcast, Olivas discusses how various colleges and states are handling in-state tuition and allowances for undocumented students.