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January 12, 2018

After Trump Insult, Educators Rally Around Haitian, African Students

The comments come at a time when more foreign-born black people live in the United States than at any time in history—and many of the residents are children enrolled in the nation's K-12 public schools.

January 08, 2018

Trump's Latest Immigration Move Could Affect Thousands of Salvadoran Students

Recent decisions by the Trump administration to remove temporary protected status, which grants immigrants to right to live and work in the United States legally, could force 400,000 people to leave the country or face deportation.

December 20, 2017

From Trump's Immigration Crackdown to Foreign Language Learning, Here Are Top ELL Posts in 2017

In 2017, Learning the Language blog readers were drawn to stories about foreign language education, the Trump administration's aggressive stance on immigration, and research that explored the benefits of bilingualism.

October 11, 2017

Trump's Immigration Demands Could Pose Dilemma for Educators, Advocates

Congressional Democratic leaders have rejected Trump's demands, saying it shows the administration "can't be serious about compromise."

May 05, 2017

Rape Charges Dropped Against Immigrant Teens in School Assault Case

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.

May 01, 2017

Immigration Raids on School Grounds May Be Banned in Rhode Island

The legislation would prohibit what it describes as "sensitive locations," including schools, from granting access to federal agents.

April 05, 2017

Group Wants to Ban Undocumented Students From Public Schools

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the founder of American Children First cited the words and actions of President Donald Trump as motivation for the effort.

February 28, 2017

Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

In a wide-ranging report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: The nation's public schools must devote more resources and research to educating students who aren't native English speakers.

February 27, 2017

California Group Offers Advice on Immigrant Students' Rights

The California School Boards Association addresses questions about what public schools can to do "uphold their obligation to serve all students, regardless of immigration status."

February 15, 2017

AFT President Urges Big-City Mayors to Shield Immigrant Students, Families

The American Federation of Teachers is concerned about recent federal immigration raids that swept up hundreds of undocumented immigrants, President Randi Weingarten said.

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