Latino immigrant access to higher education in a bipolar context of reception

Stella M. Flores, Jorge Chapa

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This study evaluates the recent political context in which foreign-born noncitizen immigrants in the United States exist, their traditional and new settlement locations of residence, and where they are most likely to use public policies that encourage college enrollment. Legislative trends indicate that state activity continues to evolve around the issue of college access for undocumented immigrants, whereas U.S. congressional activity on the federal version of this educational legislation and general immigration policy remains unresolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-109
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Hispanic Higher Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009



  • College access
  • Financial aid
  • Immigrant students
  • Immigration
  • Latino students
  • State policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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