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How is illegal immigrants education carried out in the US?

I have always wondered if it is possible for illegal immigrants education to take place in the United States. For example is there an undocumented immigrants college in the country? I have twice come across people who claim to have graduated from college, yet they are undocumented, how is this possible? Can one find a student immigration lawyer to defend him if he is identified for deportation? Does being a student count for something? Please help me, I find this whole thing really confusing. What’s the truth of the matter?

Alexa Spicer

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Blair Lewis on March 22, 2018

The truth of the matter is that you must be an undocumented immigrant wondering if he can get an education. That aside, I can tell you for sure that education for illegal immigrants is not just possible in the United States, but it is actually happening. There are a few things you should know.

  1. It is not illegal to get an education in the United States. What is illegal is to be undocumented in the country. So if you are undocumented, then you should not have been here in the first place. But now that you appear to already be here anyway, and you don’t seem in a hurry to leave, then you are better off getting an education. You can apply to a community college or university, and they will not be obligated to ask you about your legal status. If they do, then look for some other college. There are many colleges with undocumented immigrants in the country. However, they do have other categories of students as well.
  2. In case you have qualifications from another country, then visit Span Tran online to have a credential evaluation of your qualifications carried out. This is the process that will make your qualifications acceptable to a US institution. It is not advisable to go applying with foreign academic credentials that have not been evaluated, since you will still be asked to undergo the evaluation process. The good news is that the process can be carried out in a matter of minutes, so it is not too much of a bother.
  3. Should you be accepted by an institution and given admission, then it is also possible for you to get financial aid. You can seek the help of several organizations that support immigrants to get education. Most of them are not too particular about whether you are documented or not. Generally, even if you are not, you are less of a nuisance when educated than otherwise. So they will offer you the support you need, provided that you have a college admission. More information on this is available at websites such as the College Board.
  4. If you do find an immigration lawyer for students to help you with whatever troubles you are currently facing, he will probably advise you to go to school. The thing is, you are better off as a student, than just an undocumented immigrant.  

Olive Wilsona year ago

I am a firm believer that people are better off in their countries of origin, than as undocumented immigrants looking for student immigration lawyers in another country. However, it is not mentioned anywhere that you are actually an undocumented immigrant. Nevertheless, I do agree that if you are, then the best thing is to get an education. It is also possible to become naturalized by enlisting in the army. Generally, you are better off being useful to the society than being a nuisance with an over bloated American dream. So seeking education like the others you mention will be a good move. However, I don’t think that you have ran into any serious trouble with the authorities yet, because in that case, you would not still be in the country. Then again, you may not be an undocumented immigrant. Perhaps you are just wondering whether they can get an education.


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