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.
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