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Obama Administration to Schools: 'Equal Access' for Illegal Immigrants
Breitbart ^ | 5/9/14 | Tony Lee

Posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by Nachum

On Thursday, President Barack Obama's administration issued new guidance to schools, emphasizing that they cannot discourage illegal immigrant students from enrolling by requiring proof of legal status.

As Politico reported, the Obama administration noted that schools "can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates when a student wants to enroll," but they can be compliant if they "instead ask for proof of residency in a school district, which a family can do with an electric bill or copy of a lease."

In a "Dear Colleague Letter," the Obama administration stated that under federal law, school districts "are required to provide all children with equal access to public education at the elementary and secondary level." The letter added that they had "become aware of student enrollment practices that may chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students based on their or their parents’ or guardians’ actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status."

The Obama administration had sued schools in Alabama that had required parents to verify the legal status of their children before enrolling. After a settlement, parents were no longer required to verify the immigration status of their children.

Saying such policies violate federal law, the administration further emphasized that a school district may "not bar a student from enrolling in its schools because he or she lacks a birth certificate or has records that indicate a foreign place of birth, such as a foreign birth certificate."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: administration; aliens; education; immigrants; obama; schools

1 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:11 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: All

Way Hey, stow them away,
Constitutional Pirates are we...
From L.A. to Yonkers,
There’s nothin’ so bonkers,
and we always collect our fee!
So it’s way hey stow them away,
we plunder and tax all abound,
Be it Latino or Asian, there’s no ruse that’s craven,
and no one can make is shut down...


2 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

They already get equal access.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 9:04:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nachum

International bussing!


4 posted on 05/09/2014 9:05:24 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Nachum
In a "Dear Colleague Letter,"

A "Dear Comrade" letter.

5 posted on 05/09/2014 9:05:49 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Nachum

Our Prez is telling illegals how to skirt the law. Hey, it worked for him!


6 posted on 05/09/2014 9:06:13 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

but a citizen who crosses over to the next school district gets arrested!

equal??


7 posted on 05/09/2014 9:08:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Nachum

I think the pendulum will be swinging back pretty soon. It’s already begun in France.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 9:08:29 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Nachum
but they can be compliant if they "instead ask for proof of residency in a school district

Court challenges 'should' knock that down. Why should an illegal be allowed 'equal' access that legal residents have unless that state now allows 'equal' access for students from other states, as well?

[slippery slope -- lawsuits due to unintended consequences]
9 posted on 05/09/2014 9:08:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum

This is a policy only the American people could support.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Nachum

On what basis of law or even common sense?! Oh... right. Neither of those registers with this administration.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 9:09:42 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: TomGuy
lawsuits due to unintended consequences

There are unintended consequences... and then there are covertly intended consequences.

12 posted on 05/09/2014 9:11:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Nachum

There is no “federal law” that mandates this.

Just one Supreme Court decision from 1983 - Plyler v. Doe.

And that was criticized then and now as a Constitutional joke.

The citizenry has every right to restrict access to taxpayer funded services to those who are part of the citizenry or invited guests - lawful permanent residents.

We are under no requirement to accommodate those who break in and demand our money just because they feel entitled.

And “residency” does not trump citizenship, as Obama, Rick Perry, and the entire chattering classes seem to think.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 9:12:22 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Nachum
"instead ask for proof of residency in a school district, which a family can do with an electric bill or copy of a lease."

That's racist!

What if they are illegally squatting on someone else's property, or have invaded someone's home? The lack of "proper documents" like an electric bill clearly discriminates against people who live in abandoned vehicles or under bridges.

Regards,

14 posted on 05/09/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: cripplecreek

It would be one thing, if they gained access to an actual education that would fit them for an employable future either here or back in their home countries.

Another thing altogether if they are only going to these institutions of “learning” for indoctrination and guidance as to how to become a drone or welfare recipient.


15 posted on 05/09/2014 9:23:28 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Nachum

Is this benefiting children of illegal aliens born in the US or children of illegal aliens brought over the border illegally (not much difference IMO)? Another burden on US taxpayers... impeach the sonnuvawhore.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 9:30:37 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: Nachum

Obama administration noted that schools can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates.
You can’t make that stuff up.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 9:31:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

Charge their parents the same amount that everyone else pays in property tax.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 9:51:33 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“not bar a student from enrolling in its schools because he or she lacks a birth certificate”

Sounds like the basis to run for president now too.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 9:54:52 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Theodore R.

This is a policy only the American people could support

Amen to that


20 posted on 05/09/2014 9:59:59 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget love)
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To: cripplecreek

yup sure do.

This is like the equal ay. It already is a law signed by president Kennedy in 1963. Every 10 years they bring out to have an issue to bash conservatives.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: edcoil

In fact they get more than equal treatment. They get bi lingual teachers if they don’t speak english and tutoring if their lack of english puts them behind.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 10:03:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nachum; All
... the Obama administration stated that under federal law, school districts "are required to provide all children with equal access [emphasis added] to public education at the elementary and secondary level."

Patriots need to make it a habit to check everything the federal government says and does against Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. Regarding Obama's reference to the Equal Access Act for example, please consider the following.

With all due respect to the family and supporters of the late President Ronald Reagan, please take note. Although Reagan was a conservative, he wrongly signed the Equal Access Act into law imo.

Equal Access Act

This is because, while his intentions were good, Reagan failed to acknowledge that states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to define policy for intrastate schools. (Even flag-waving conservatives cannot be trusted to have a grip on the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.)

In other words, probably the only reason that Constitution-ignoring Obama is trumpeting the constitutionally indefensible federal Equal Access Act in conjunction with illegal aliens is to foster potential support for Democrats from such aliens.

23 posted on 05/09/2014 10:10:21 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Regulator
Plyler was used as the precedent when the court overturned Prop 187 in California.

I don't think residency or citizenship played a part. It was property taxes, paid either directly or as part of the rent

24 posted on 05/09/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Nachum

(for clarity)

“On Thursday, President Barack Obama’s administration issued new guidance to schools, emphasizing that they cannot discourage citizens of Mexico from enrolling by requiring proof of legal status.”

A simple situation. Is the US obligated to educate every child in the world?


25 posted on 05/09/2014 11:30:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

” Is the US obligated to educate every child in the world?”

No, but there can never be enough useful idiots coming out of our Marxist moron mills called “schools”. They make good brainwashed voters.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 11:44:14 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Nachum
the Obama administration noted that schools "can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates when a student wants to enroll," but they can be compliant if they "instead ask for proof of residency in a school district, which a family can do with an electric bill or copy of a lease."

No birf certificate and no stolen SSN? Just like you Obama.

27 posted on 05/09/2014 1:37:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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