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America's Lone Star ConstitutionHow Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation$
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Lucas A. Powe Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520297807

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520297807.001.0001

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Immigration

Immigration

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(p.115) Seven Immigration
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America's Lone Star Constitution
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Lucas A. Powe Jr.

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0008

This chapter examines Supreme Court cases that were filed over the issue of immigration in Texas. Undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition at Texas's public universities. The state led the charge against allowing undocumented parents of American citizens to work legally. In 1975, Texas lawmakers passed legislation allowing school districts to deny admission and therefore education to any student who could neither prove lawful residence in the United States nor pay the requisite tuition. It was clear that the legislature wished to deter illegal immigration. The chapter discusses the legal challenge to this policy, focusing on the case Plyler v. Doe, and Texas's lawsuit against the Obama administration over Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), one of two memoranda issued by the president on immigration and deportation.

Keywords:   immigration, Supreme Court, Texas, undocumented immigrants, illegal immigration, Plyler v. Doe, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, DAPA, deportation

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