[TACRAO] Listserv Permanent Residency question

Matthew D. Johnson matthewdjohnson at tamu.edu
Fri Jun 5 14:52:08 CDT 2015

Just to follow-up to what Jeff said.  I'm sure he means that if the student meets Senate Bill 1528 in which a student graduates from a high school in Texas and resided in Texas for the 36 consecutive months immediately prior to graduation from high school, then all the student would need to do is reside in Texas for the 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment in order to be considered as a Texas Resident, regardless of citizenship/immigration status.

An independent student must have an acceptable citizenship/immigration status in order to be able to establish a domicile for residency in Texas and cannot simply reside in Texas for 12 consecutive months and be a Texas Resident.

We get the same issue you have Brandon.  Doesn't help that the EOD card looks a lot like the Permanent Resident card too.  We even have US Citizens who check "Yes" to Permanent Resident then ask what card they have to provide.

Almost all of the times we have gotten this situation, the student met the 36 month provision.

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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Rhodes
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2015 12:06 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Permanent Residency question

If she has been in Texas for the 12 months prior to enrollment, then she is a resident, regardless of her citizenship.


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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Higgins, Brandon J.
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 11:49 AM
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Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Permanent Residency question

We are trying to work with a student who indicated on their application that they are a Citizen of Mexico but that they hold permanent residence status here. After she brought in documentation, it seems as though she was a little confused when answering the questions. She brought us an employment authorization card (which she thought was her permanent residence card), along with her SS card which notes it's valid for work only. She claims she doesn't have any other documentation.

The student graduated from a Texas high school back in 2005 and says she's been here since she was 3 months old. Being a relative newbie to residency in general, I'm just curious as to how your institution would approach this situation. Any thoughts? Thanks!

Brandon Higgins, MBA
Director of Advising and Registration
Texarkana College

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