Obama Administration: Schools Must Educate Non US Citizens

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(Washington, D.C.) The Obama administration on Thursday reminded public schools across the country they must enroll every student, including those in the country illegally.

The reminder came from Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan and cited a 1982 Supreme Court decision that said schools must allow everyone to enroll, even if they or their parents aren’t U.S. citizens.

“The Justice Department will do everything it can to make sure schools meet this obligation,” said Holder.

The guidance says schools can request phone and water bills as proof of residency in the district.

Students cannot deny enrollment because a student has no birth certificate, or has only a non-U.S. birth certificate.

If schools choose to ask for a Social Security number, it must tell the family that supplying that number is voluntary.

“The message here is clear: let all children who live in your district enroll in your public schools,” said Duncan.

12 comments

  • MikeBarret

    Oh great here comes the onslaught of Ditto Heads who won’t read the whole article.

    “cited a 1982 Supreme Court decision that said schools must allow everyone to enroll, even if they or their parents aren’t U.S. citizens”

    1982, Yes it was Ronald J. H. C. Resurrected Himself Reagan who was President back then. Don’t you even get started on blaming Obama for this.

  • whoyoukiddin

    If we have to enroll them then they need to be paying taxes as we do to keep the schools opened and pay the teachers. He is running this country into the ground.

    • critical

      They pay taxes not only in all the products the buy but yearly taxes.
      • Undocumented immigrants currently contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $10.6 billion in 2010 with contributions ranging from less than $2 million in Montana to more than $2.2 billion in California. This means these families are likely paying about 6.4 percent on average of their income in state and local taxes.
      • Allowing undocumented immigrants to work in the United States legally would increase their state and local tax contributions by an estimated $2 billion a year.

      • Freedomwasawesome

        The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year — an average of $1,117 for every “native-headed” household in America — according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

      • Freedomwasawesome

        The single largest cost to the government of illegal immigration, according to the report, is an estimated $52 billion spent on schooling the children of illegals. “Nearly all those costs are absorbed by state and local governments,’ the report states.

  • kitkatceo

    Can we please for once stop this nonsense and take care of those who legitimiately live here first AND then if there is enough left over help illegals.

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