Top Democrats Tell DeVos: Immigrant Student Rights Must Be Protected

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Congressional Democrats want the Trump administration to stress that—despite drastic changes in federal immigration enforcement policy—the nation’s public K-12 schools are still obligated to educate undocumented children.

Seeking to ensure that the administration intends to honors its “sensitive locations” memorandum, which broadly prohibits the arrest of undocumented students and parents on school grounds schools and other “sensitive locations,” the lawmakers—including U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, the top Democrat on the U.S. House Education Committee—wrote a letter to key appointees of President Donald Trump, including Education Secretary Betsy Devos.

The “sensitive locations” policy has been on the books since 2011.

Scott and three other Democratic U.S. House members cautioned that, without a stern reminder to schools, the educational rights of undocumented students could be trampled upon as the new administrations expands its immigration enforcement actions.

Here’s a look at the letter from the Democratic lawmakers:

2017-04-03 Letter to Doj, Ed & Dhs by corey_c_mitchell on Scribd

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