Immigration Law

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'Show Me Your Papers' Requirements at NJ Schools Trigger ACLU Lawsuit
Posted on 31 Jul 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 26, 2018 - "The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districts throughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10... Read More

Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues
Posted on 4 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues - Mar. 28, 2018 Read More

From School Suspension to Immigration Detention
Posted on 14 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Alice Speri, The Intercept, Feb. 11, 2018 - "The path from school to immigration detention usually goes like this: A teenager, often recently resettled in the United States, gets into some sort of trouble at school. Sometimes, as in Dennis’s... Read More

After An Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish
Posted on 26 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jonathan Blitzer, New Yorker, Mar. 23, 2017 - "On February 15th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice) officers conducted a raid in Las Cruces, arresting people at a trailer park on the outskirts of town. The raid came a few weeks after President... Read More

ICE Set to Visit Schools, Universities
Posted on 19 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"SEVP-certified schools are subject to on-site review at any time, per 8 CFR 214.3 (h)(3)(iv) . Please note that these reviews are not related to the SEVP field representatives and are not part of their duties. The first group of 15 representatives... Read More

2011 ICE Memo on Enforcement Actions at or Focused on Sensitive Locations
Posted on 17 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This memorandum sets forth Immigration and Customs Enforcement (lCE) policy regarding certain enforcement actions by ICE officers and agents at or focused on sensitive locations. This policy is designed to ensure that these enforcement actions do... Read More

Feds Remind Schools to Admit All Children
Posted on 9 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Obama administration today reissued guidelines for America's schools. The goal is to keep states from turning away children who cannot prove that they are in the U.S. legally. A 1982 Supreme Court ruling allowed undocumented students free... Read More

DOJ Letter: Dear Alabama Schools...
Posted on 6 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department released a letter late Thursday afternoon, hours after six individuals protesting Alabama's immigration law conducted a sit-down demonstration near the Alabama Senate chamber, saying Alabama's controversial immigration... Read More

Alabama Immigration Law Puts Squeeze on Schools
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Alabama school districts are reeling from the impact of the state’s tough, new immigration law and a federal court ruling upholding a portion of the statute that requires schools to report on the immigration status of their students... Read More

Is Alabama immigration law creating a 'humanitarian crisis'?
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The big question is whether the students absent this week will return once, and if, fears about being reported to immigration authorities fade. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said Alabama has crossed an unprecedented... Read More

Parents of Students Worry over South Carolina Immigration Law
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Though South Carolina's new immigration law does not demand that schools review the legal status of their students, the legislation has generated uncertainty among students and their parents." - EFE/Fox News Latino, Nov. 16, 2011 . Read More

Schools Swamped with DACA Records Requests
Posted on 24 Oct 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Some Inland school districts have been slammed by records requests from immigrant students applying for temporary residence, with a few districts setting appointments for months out or using forklifts to reach student files stacked in warehouses... Read More

Tags: daca , records , schools

A Rush To Calm Alabama's Frightened Families
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Roughly 80 people, most of them Spanish-speaking women and children, packed the media center of Tarrant Elementary School, just north of Birmingham, Ala., recently. Considering the number of kids in the room and spilling out into the hallways... Read More

Colorado's Rural Schools Use International Teachers To Fill The Gaps
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Bethune, Colorado, has a population of about 237. It’s 45 miles from the nearest Walmart -- and that’s in Goodland, Kansas. Hop onto Interstate 70, head west for an hour or so and you can get to Limon, Colorado. It's even farther... Read More

Back-to-School Reminder: Plyler v. Doe is the Law
Posted on 24 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

IDRA, Aug. 28, 2017 - "As a new school year begins, this alert is a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. See IDRA's eBook on Supporting Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public... Read More