Considering the "best interests" of a child is not a formal precept in immigration and asylum law regarding the U.S. treatment of minors who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border without the company of their parents, according to the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute.
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January 25, 2011
January 18, 2011
A group of ELL researchers who aim to shape federal policy have released a detailed Q&A explaining recommendations they've made for big changes for English-language learners in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
January 10, 2011
The National Research Council today will release a long-awaited study of the accuracy of the information the federal government uses to identify English-language learners for the purposes of providing federal support for programs for these students.
December 17, 2010
Expecting the U.S. Senate to cast a procedural vote on the DREAM Act tomorrow, the U.S. Secretary of Education urged senators to pass legislation that would give some undocumented youths a path to legalization.
December 14, 2010
The Immigration Policy Center issued a statement calling for Congress to pass the DREAM Act signed by 250 scholars.
December 09, 2010
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid initiated the tabling of a procedural vote on the Senate version of the DREAM Act today in an effort to keep the issue alive in Congress.
December 08, 2010
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the DREAM Act with a 216-198 vote; eight Republicans voted "yea".
December 07, 2010
Juan Sepúlveda will be the guest for a live Web chat hosted by Education Week on Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern time, to talk about how the federal government can work with communities to improve achievement among Latinos.
November 12, 2010
Rosalinda B. Barrera, the new director for the Education Department's office of English-language acquisition, oversees about $56 million of the $800 million funds for Title III, the section of the No Child Left Behind Act authorizing funds for English-language acquisition programs.
October 18, 2010
President Obama is expected to sign an executive order tomorrow that will establish a presidential advisory commission on Hispanic education and a federal interagency working group on improving Hispanic education and the lives of Latinos.