U.S. Education Secretary DeVos certainly did not make many families feel safer today when she said it’s up to schools to decide if they should identify undocumented students to federal immigration authorities (see DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids from Politico).
The ACLU quickly made it clear that doing so would be unconstitutional.
Learn more about why this action would be unconstitutional at Public Education for Immigrant Students: Understanding Plyler v. Doe.
There is no level of knowledge we can assume @BetsyDeVosED has. Notwithstanding her testimony yesterday, undocumented students do have a right to attend school. @USSupremeCourt said it. @TheJusticeDept said it. Even @usedgov said it. https://t.co/aEFjArUNZl @Larryferlazzo pic.twitter.com/nTV6fp4Kjw
— Ed Law Blog (@DerekWBlack) May 23, 2018
Betsy DeVos: Schools Can Choose to Report Students to ICE. Advocates: She’s Wrong. https://t.co/EEb1UbYEFF
— Politics K-12 (@PoliticsK12) May 23, 2018
‘Astounding ignorance of the law’: Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students https://t.co/X2OjBKxtUS
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) May 23, 2018
NBC News: DeVos slammed for comments on undocumented students https://t.co/xcbCNPN8FA
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) May 24, 2018
— Alexander (@alexanderrusso) May 24, 2018
— Giselle Lundy-Ponce (@LundyPonce) May 25, 2018
— Christopher Powers (@TESOL_Powers) May 21, 2018