Citizenship and Immigration Services agents were looking to verify information for a green card applicant, not take the child into custody. The visit to the Queens school sparked a social media firestorm.
School officials at a Queens, N.Y., elementary school turned a federal immigration officer away as part of a districtwide policy to keep immigration agents from approaching students and parents on school property without a warrant or court order.
A Republican state lawmaker in Oklahoma is justifying the proposal as a way to save money in the state's budget. But federal law expressly prohibits states from denying education to students who may not be in the U.S. legally.
Numerous factors can squash the prospects of high school graduation for English-learners, including a lack of strong relationships with school staff and obligations to work or serve as family caregivers that may conflict with spending time at school, a new report says.
A University of Missouri researcher examines how individual schools can meet the needs of students and families when the threat of deportation or detainment hit close to home.
The teenagers were jailed for more than a month, charged with forcing a 14-year-old female student into a boys' bathroom and repeatedly assaulting her.
The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.
As news of the incident spread across the country, cheers for the students' engineering know-how drowned out the jeers.
The plan, which the district hopes to have in place by the start of next school year, has drawn praise from Muslim advocates and civil rights groups, but sharp criticism from others.
A lawsuit filed in federal court last November by EdLaw New England alleges that the district denied the student his "constitutional and statutory rights."