Federal law established through a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision makes clear that schools and districts cannot adopt enrollment policies that deny or discourage children from enrolling because of immigration status.
October 2017 Archives
Nationally, there are 18 million children who live with immigrant parents; an estimated 5 million of those children have at least one parent who is undocumented.
The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.
Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."
New research finds a distinct language-learning benefit for people who grew up bilingual or learn another language at an early age.