The Illinois Student Access Bill

Rosario Gómez-Alvarez Díaz, Department of Economics and Economic History, University of Seville

This report presents the main effects expected from the Illinois Student Access Bill, which, if approved, would allow undocumented students to be eligible for state-funded scholarships in four year-public universities. Currently, undocumented students are not eligible for these scholarships. This evaluation of the impact of this proposed bill was made using estimates derived from previous scientific research. Its approval would have positive effects on the educational level and earnings of this group. As a consequence, government spending would be reduced, and tax revenues and GDP would increase.

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