In India, the idea of a student being homeless is a far cry from the American dream.
But in the US, where the dream of a better life has taken on a darker hue, students are increasingly being referred to as “refugees” by their governments.
In India, a recent article by the Washington Post highlights the rise in students being referred as “undocumented” in order to be deported to the US and the consequences of being deported.
“In recent years, students have increasingly been referred to in the media as undocumented,” said Dr Vasanto Khera, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of the article.
“These terms are more commonly used to describe the undocumented, particularly young, poor students.
They’re not just a description of their status.
They are used to identify them as being undocumented in the eyes of the authorities.”
Students are often referred to by the media by the term ‘undocumented’.
It’s not only about the way that they look but also their place of origin and how they feel about their country.
“There’s no question that undocumented students have faced discrimination in the past and that’s why they have this stigma.”
Khera said that while the terms “undone” and “refund” have been used to refer to undocumented students, it’s the word “undodged” that is most often used in the current US context.
“Undodged is a term that describes people who have been able to pay off their student loans and are now able to live on their own,” he said.
“A lot of the students who are referred to ‘undodging’ are often referring to undocumented immigrants, so it’s very much a social justice issue.”
Khena said students are frequently referred to this way because they are perceived as being homeless, often due to the fact that they have no job prospects or a means of securing a housing voucher.
“It’s a very negative term to be referred to that way,” he explained.
“And students who may have no hope of getting into college are often viewed as undocumented immigrants.
It’s a way to make a political statement about the student body.”
Kheera said students who have had no income for a long time are also often referred as undocumented, and students with disabilities are often also referred to the term undocumented.
Kheria said students’ status is often a factor that determines whether they can be sent back to the country or to a different country.
He said a study published last year in the journal Social Science Research found that students with a high school diploma or higher were more likely to be sent to a country that has no legal immigration system, a country where they are at high risk of deportation.
“If they have a high GPA, it seems that they’re going to be a better candidate to go to a safe country,” Kheria told Al Jazeera.
“But the reality is that students who graduate with a 4.0 GPA are not likely to have access to legal immigration to the United Kingdom or other European countries.”
That’s why it’s such a concern that the student has been deported from the US.
“Ksheia said the US immigration system was so opaque that students could not access their immigration documents, and that this is often the reason that students are referred as illegal immigrants.”
The US system has a really bad track record of protecting undocumented students,” he added.”
So if they can’t afford the cost of filing a US tax return or paying taxes in the country where the US government is not located, they often end up getting deported.
“Khesha’s story is typical.
She was born in India, moved to the States with her family when she was six years old, and then settled in Michigan.
Kheeras story, along with that of several other undocumented students who were deported in recent years by the Trump administration, shows that the US is a country in which undocumented students are often placed at risk for deportation.
Khesa said the number of students being deported to other countries is growing every year.”
When you talk about undocumented students in the general population, it could be anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 students.
It could be a very small group,” he told Al Jazeera.”
Most students who end up being deported end up in one of the countries that the government doesn’t want them to go, which is the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, or Egypt.
“Khela said while the US has a long history of deporting undocumented students from the country, many students are not aware of this.”
We don’t even know what happens to undocumented people who are deported, or even if they even go back to their country of origin,” he pointed out.”
I’ve heard students say that they don’t know what happened to them.
They don’t go to school, they don and they don, and they’re never