Federal officials warn districts they can't ask enrolling students about immigration status

May 9, 2011
Civil liberties advocates say some district have been asking for immigration documents

From The New York Times: Federal officials have issued a memorandum to the nation’s school districts reminding them it is against the law for education officials to seek information that might reveal the immigration statusof children applying for enrollment. Civil liberties advocates and others have complained in recent months that many school districts are seeking children’s immigration papers as a prerequisite for enrollment. Some state and local officials have also considered bills to require prospective students to reveal their citizenship or immigration status.

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