Getting an education leads to many challenges, particularly by the children
of undocumented immigrants. In most cases these children did not ask to
be brought to the United States, however our country is often the only
place they can really call home. While the need still exists for comprehensive
immigration reform, other legal actions continue to move forward so that
more and more rights can be granted to undocumented immigrants and their
children. Even so, it is still extremely important that undocumented immigrants
take action to obtain legal immigration status so as to avoid
deportation and our firm is here to help.
Robert Brown LLC is an immigration-based law firm that has provided legal
representation for countless individuals and families seeking temporary
or permanent immigration status. Our lead attorney has a unique insight
into the immigration process as he spent many years as a Director with
the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) prior to founding
our firm. We take pride in being proactive in our approach and we work
hard to keep abreast of all current and pending immigration changes so
that we can provide our clients with the counsel they deserve.
One of the most recent immigration-related issues involves the education
of undocumented children. As the law currently stands undocumented children
of illegal immigrants, who are living here in Orlando or anywhere else
in the state of Florida, are ineligible to receive the same in-state tuition
rates as other U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. A new state
immigration law, which just barely passed the Senate Education Committee
on Tuesday, March 18th 2014, would give these undocumented children the
opportunity to pay in-state tuition expenses rather than be forced to
pay out-of-state tuition costs. The only stipulation would be that the
student in question must have attended no less than 3 consecutive years
at a Florida secondary school before receiving a high school diploma,
and he or she must have enrolled in college within 2 years of graduation.
The bill does not grant access to financial aid nor will undocumented
immigrants be given preferential status. Before the bill reaches the Senate
floor, it must first go through 3 other committees. A separate and slightly
modified bill is awaiting a final vote with the House of Representatives.
If you or a loved one needs help with an immigration issue, or you want
to find out more about the in-state tuition bill for undocumented students,
do not hesitate to
contact a Winter Park immigration attorney at our firm today.