Hkonj March Case Analysis

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“One state, one rate,” chants several organizations in unison fighting for in-state tuition in the HKonJ march. The HKonJ march is also known as Historic Thousands on Jones Street, where people go to Raleigh and march for different reasons. In this case, organizations were fighting for the rights of undocumented students. An undocumented immigrant, according to the National Immigration Law Center, is someone who enters the U.S. without inspection or with fraudulent documents, entered with papers, but then stayed longer than the terms allowed or their status remained in the U.S. without authorization (2012). Though at times, undocumented students are brought to the U.S. without a fault of their own. So, taking this into account eighteen states, …show more content…

To some concerned citizens they think in-state tuition is free, but in reality it is a discount since undocumented students still have to pay tuition and tends to increase school revenue. The young immigrants are the key to the country’s ability to counteract the serious demographic challenges the country faces (Joaquin, 2014). Getting a higher education would raise the stature of the workforce to have a chance to sustain an economy. For every person who obtains a college degree and gets a professional jobs means one less person to drain social service budgets of the state, and assets in terms of payment of taxes and the attraction to the state high-wage employers seeking well-educated workers (Joaquin, 2014). Additionally, by having a higher education it allows undocumented students to figure out their interests and skills to a higher-paying jobs; they can then earn more money and began contributing more in payroll taxes. This helps revenue for support vital programs, for example, Social Security, and Medicare, even if undocumented immigrants are unable to benefit from these programs. Advocates argue that making tuition feasible would not only influence undocumented students to graduate high school, attend college, and pursue a high-paying career, which could potentially benefit U.S. citizens and the economy. For them to be able to get a college education it would encourage these students to enter the job market as tax-paying American citizens (Palmisano,

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that the hkonj march is a protest for the rights of undocumented immigrants.
  • Explains that undocumented students are not able to qualify for federal and state-based financial aid, including grants, work-study, or even loans.
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