ACLU Comment on Education Secretary DeVos Remarks About Reporting Undocumented Students to ICE

May 22, 2018 5:15 pm


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WASHINGTON — In testimony before the House Education and the Workforce committee today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said it’s up to local schools whether they want to report undocumented students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy and campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union, had the following reaction:

“Let’s be clear: Any school that reports a child to ICE would violate the Constitution. The Supreme Court has made clear that every child in America has a right to a basic education, regardless of immigration status. Secretary DeVos is once again wrong.”

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