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Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:23 PM

White House Mulled Ways to Block Migrant Children From Schools

White House Mulled Ways to Block Migrant Children From Schools
By Jennifer Jacobs and Justin Sink
August 17, 2019, 1:00 AM PDT
Idea was ultimately abandoned amid questions over legality


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-17/white-house-mulled-ways-to-block-migrant-children-from-schools

Some top aides to President Donald Trump sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools -- all part of the administration’s efforts to stem illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border.

Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller had been a driving force behind the effort as early as 2017, pressing cabinet officials and members of the White House Domestic Policy Council repeatedly to devise a way to limit enrollment, according to several people familiar with the matter. The push was part of a menu of ideas on immigration that could be carried out without congressional approval.

Ultimately, they abandoned the idea after being told repeatedly that any such effort ran afoul of a 1982 Supreme Court case guaranteeing access to public schools. But the consideration of denying hundreds of thousands of children access to education illustrates the breadth of the White House’s push to crack down on undocumented immigrants.

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Starting in late 2017, Miller pressed hard to find a way to limit undocumented immigrants’ access to public services, including education, according to the people.

That effort included consideration last year of a guidance memo issued by the Education Department that would tell states they had the option to refuse students with an undocumented status to attend public schools from kindergarten through high school. A memo was never issued.

Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said: “The memo wasn’t issued because the secretary would never consider it.”

The White House’s push was dropped because members of the administration determined the plan could violate Plyler v. Doe, a 1982 Supreme Court case that prohibited states from denying free public education based on their immigration status.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:29 PM

1. These are some seriously sick and twisted people. nt

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 09:30 PM

2. +

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:09 PM

3. Being sick and twisted is their agenda n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:28 PM

4. How the heck do we stop Miller?

He's an adviser, that is all, yet he seems to be the inhuman force behind the cruelty we see unfolding everywhere. He is one sadistic f**k.

He needs to be removed.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:33 PM

5. Another day, another evil deed.



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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

6. If I, as a teacher, don't give a damn if a kid in my class is any kind of an immigrant.

why should they?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

7. "Stephen Miller had been...behind the effort"

“...Stephen Miller had been a driving force behind the effort ...”

Because of course the little Nazi had....

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