Scotties Toy Box

August 19, 2019

Trump Administration Wanted to Block Undocumented Children From Attending Public School

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 04:47

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-wanted-block-undocumented-children-attending-public-school-1454855

Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior adviser, wanted to block undocumented children from being able to attend public schools. In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to block children from public schools based on their immigration status.

According to a new report in Bloomberg, Miller and other Trump officials had been working since 2017 to figure out a way around the Supreme Court ruling. The administration wanted to issue a guidance memo to the Education Department telling states they could refuse to allow undocumented children to attend public schools.

Though the Trump administration tried to keep undocumented kids out of public schools, officials were repeatedly told that their plans would run afoul of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Plyler v. Doe.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1982 that states could not prohibit people from enrolling in public schools based on immigration status. The ruling struck down a Texas state statute that denied funding for educating undocumented children. The statute also charged an annual fee of $1,000 for every undocumented child in public schools to compensate for the lost funding.

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: