Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AZ to deny kids education based on proof of status -Turning school administrators into de facto immigration enforcement agents (19)


AZ to deny kids education based on proof of status -Turning school administrators into de facto immigration enforcement agents (19)

SB1611, the latest political move by extremist Russel Pearce is not only deeply infuriating but deeply saddening - targeting the defenseless IS the next strategy in Pearce's machiavellian power grab - one that contravenes human decency - what else should we expect from this character? Is it time to strengthen our mobilization in Arizona?--- Axel Caballero

WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker behind Arizona's infamous bill cracking down on undocumented immigrants has introduced additional anti-immigrant legislation seemingly destined to ignite further controversy and legal challenges.

On Monday, Russell Pearce, Arizona state senate president and the author of SB1070, proposed a bill that would deny children of undocumented immigrants the right to attend K-12 public schools in the state. The measure would turn school administrators into de facto immigration enforcement agents by asking them to turn over families that did not provide citizenship or legal resident papers.

The bill, SB1611, seems bound for challenges over its constitutionality, as it runs up against the Supreme Court's 1982 decision in Plyler v. Doe, which explicitly prohibits states from discriminating against young students for their immigration status.

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