Blog: The Educated Reporter

Will New Obama Immigration Rules Change the Fortunes of Students in Your Beats?

Under the Obama Administration’s new immigration rules for young undocumented residents, those who qualify will still be ineligible for federal benefits, which include federal education grants and loans (See EdBeat article for more information). But they can still apply for work permits.

From an education journalism perspective, what sorts of stories do you imagine you can write about the administration’s new policy? For those that cover undocumented immigrants in their school beats, do you think the opportunity to work legally will lead to changes in the academic output of those affected? Do you think the new regulations will allow qualified individuals to secure better jobs, or land jobs more easily? Let us know!