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Miami-Dade report shows investment in educating immigrant children

When people read stories about immigration and the desire to provide citizenship to alien residents, they often fail to remember that families and children will be greatly impacted by what is decided. Thousands of children are brought into the country each year and put into American schools in order to get an education. For many immigrants, family immigration is a way for them to give their children a better life than the one that they had, and few would likely fault them for that desire.

Latin American immigration slows in United States

Immigration has slowed, decreasing the proportion of Latin Americans in Florida and nationwide. According to new research, immigration had its smallest increase in a decade and the increase of 400,000 immigrants was the smallest number in a decade. The overall proportion of Latin Americans fell from 54 percent to 52.6 percent last year. The number of immigrants from Asia and Africa rose, in comparison.

Children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state tuition

There are many challenges and disadvantages faced by children of illegal immigrants; however, a recent federal decision could expand their rights to public education. According to a recently by a U.S. federal judge, it is illegal to charge students higher tuition because their parents are undocumented. Under the ruling, the judge determined that the policy violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution, by forcing students of immigrants to pay three times as much as Florida residents.

Special visa program for illegal immigrants in foster care

Many children are brought to the United States illegally and do not discover until later in life that they are not U.S. citizens. A special visa program has helped 10,000 young illegal immigrants become permanent residents since 1997. Applicants for this visa program must be under 21, unmarried, and a dependent of the state at the time of application.

Fewer immigration laws passed by states in 2012

A recent study suggests a couple of reasons why state immigration laws have decreased in 2012. Based on legislator response, states have shifted to worrying about budget balancing and other initiatives focused on financial recovery, rather than immigration measures. At the same time, U.S. courts have been weighing in on state authority in the enforcement of immigration laws.

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