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DOJ Letter to Alabama School Districts: Children Deserve Equal Access to Public Education

"Today, the Justice Department issued a letter to Alabama school districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law that a state may not deny a child equal access to public education based on his or her immigration status. The department also requested information regarding enrollment...

Pentagon Reviewing Enlistment Policies on 'Mixed Families'

"The Pentagon says it is taking another look at U.S. military enlistment policies that bar applicants with spouses or children living illegally in the U.S. Both the Marine Corps and Navy follow those policies. Army and Air Force officials say they don’t. The Pentagon has started a “policy...

Docketing Practices Relating to Unaccompanied Children Cases: OCIJ Letter

"This summer, we added new priorities to our pre-existing priority for detained cases. These new priorities include cases involving unaccompanied children (UCs), adults with children who are detained (AWC/D) and adults with children who are released as an alternative to detention (AWC/ATD). The...

ABA President: Detention of Refugee Moms, Kids "Inconsistent with Fundamental Principles of Liberty"

"... Detention is neither effective nor justifiable as deterrence to migration of families and individuals fleeing violence. Such detention violates basic principles requiring that any deprivation of liberty be justified based on individual circumstances and instead serves an impermissible punitive...