Past Features

May 9, 2012

Districts Told Not to Deny
Students Over Immigration

New York Times -- May 8, 2014   
"As leader of the state Assembly, I say President Zedillo had great impact in defeating Proposition 187" ---Antonio Villaraigosa
     Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a strong warning on Thursday to public school districts nationwide not to deny enrollment to immigrant students in the country illegally.
    The Justice and Education Departments jointly issued an update of guidelines they published three years ago, reminding districts that they “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn students away because the children or their parents do not have immigration papers. The guidelines clarify what documents schools can and cannot require to prove that students live in their districts.
    “Sadly too many schools and districts are still denying rights to undocumented children,” Mr. Duncan said on a conference call with reporters. “That behavior is unacceptable, and it must change.” He added, “Our goal must be to educate, not to intimidate.”.....
ABP Note: The issue of ending free grade school education for illegal aliens was behind California's Proposition 187. It was designed to challenge Plyler Vs. Doe. It was killed by leftist politicians - illegally.
    Just look at these links and you will understand what is really going on here....

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