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September 29, 2011

More Poor Children in the U.S. are Hispanic; More Hispanic Children in the U.S. are Poor

More Hispanic children live in poverty than in the U.S. than ever before, and, for the first time, more Hispanic children than white children live in poverty.

September 28, 2011

Judge Refuses to Block Ala. Immigration Law's School Provisions

Although it's likely to face more court challenges, parts of a new Alabama law that would allow schools to check children's immigration status have passed their first legal test.

September 26, 2011

Extreme Schooling?

An exercise in "extreme schooling" mirrors the experience of countless ELLs in immersion classrooms, and is a good reminder of the anxiety, struggles, and frustration that come with attending school in a language you don't understand and a culture that's brand new - even in the best of cases.

September 26, 2011

In-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants? Republican candidates disagree.

Republican candidates disagree about whether the children of illegal aliens should be able to receive in-state tuition, prompted by the Texas Dream Act.

August 24, 2011

Case Against Ala. Immigration Law Set to Open on Wednesday

U.S. District Judge, Sharon Blackburn, will hear arguments Wednesday in the case against Alabama's tough new immigration law.

August 19, 2011

Obama Administration to Halt Low-Priority Youth Deportations

The Obama Administration announced Thursday it will halt all low-priority deportation cases in an effort to unclog the court system and focus on individuals who pose a threat to national security.

August 08, 2011

ELL Group Files Brief in Ala. Immigration Case

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.

August 03, 2011

Students' Immigration Status To Be Coded With "0" or "1" in Ala.

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

Want to Curb Immigration? Invest in Education in Mexico

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

Educators Get Caught Up in Immigration Issues

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.

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