Should our democracy extend government support for higher education to immigrants who — as young people — entered the country illegally?
Each year, millions of people move from one country to another. Some persons have government approval to enter the country. They may stay as legal permanent residents. Some even seek citizenship in their new country. Democracies grant equality through citizenship. Non-citizens thus raise important questions. How are the rights of citizens different from the rights of all persons in a country? What public services should non-citizens receive? Are unauthorized migrants entitled to fewer services? One flashpoint for this debate is public education.
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