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10:05 am
Sat June 13, 2009

New Report On Illegal College Students

Oklahoma City, OK – Study: Few students in US illegally


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A new study shows that only a fraction of 1 percent of Oklahoma's college students are in the country illegally.

The report approved by the Advancement of Hispanic Students in Higher Education Task Force found that only 272 of the nearly 230,000 Oklahoma higher education students are not legal U.S. residents. That's about one in every 845 students, or 0.11 percent.

Over the last five years, the report shows an increase from 215 to 272 undocumented students in college.

The task force set up in 2004 predated the passage of House Bill 1804, which limited state aid to students who were in the country illegally.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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