Oct 2, 2011

Immigration Crackdown: Alabama Immigration Law Leaves Schools Gripped by Uncertainty

ABC News: "Effective Thursday, schools are to check birth certificates only when a child is enrolling in an Alabama school for the first time. If officials determine the child isn't in the US lawfully or if a birth certificate is not presented, they then must ask the parent or guardian to provide other documentation or sign an affidavit about the citizenship or immigration status of the student. If that document doesn't arrive within 30 days, the school records that child as "enrolled without birth certificate" in the state data system.

The law doesn't require schools to report students' names when counting up the number who don't have legal documentation."

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