An advocacy group for English-language learners has filed a "friend of the court" brief backing a class action that challenges Alabama's new law requiring educators to record the immigration status of students in schools.
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August 08, 2011
August 03, 2011
Alabama's new immigration law requires schools to obtain each child's immigration status. The law is currently being challenged as unconstitutional in court.
August 02, 2011
A writer for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs contends that Mexico's expanding and improving education system has led to a decrease in immigration to the United States.
July 15, 2011
The Associated Press interviewed educators who went out of their way to help an undocumented student, now an award-winning journalist, to get a college scholarship.
July 06, 2011
In an online essay, the former District of Columbia schools chancellor says the DREAM Act, which seeks to give undocumented immigrant students a path to citizenship, is "good for kids and good for our country."
June 28, 2011
Senate Democrats and members of the Obama Administration made a pitch for passage of the DREAM Act at a hearing today before the Senate judiciary committee.
June 27, 2011
The courage of several undocumented students who walked from Miami to Washington last year to push for passage of the DREAM Act inspired Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Vargas admitted he is undocumented in an essay published in the New York Times.
June 20, 2011
The rate of immigration accelerated in the United States over the 1990s but has been level since 2000, a demographer said this morning at a forum hosted by the University of Southern California.
June 10, 2011
Alabama's governor Robert Bentley, a Republican, signed a law yesterday that requires schools to determine the immigration status of students.
June 02, 2011
A California 5th grader's poem about her grandfather, an immigrant from China, has been selected as the winning entry for the "Celebrate America" contest sponsored by the American Immigration Council.