NSBA letter urges House of Representatives to sign discharge petition and reach a solution to DACA

NSBA delivers its letter to the full U.S. House of Representatives urging them to sign the discharge petition H.Res.774 regarding swift consideration to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.  

Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump) Preliminary Injunction Order

NSBA is pleased to report that a federal district court judge in New York has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump), a case in which NSBA and other national educational organizations filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs challenging the DACA rescission.  The judge ordered the administration to resume processing renewal requests under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until the full case is resolved.

Serving the Latest Wave of Immigrant Children - ASBJ

Francisco Negrón, NSBA General Counsel, discusses the obligation of school districts to educate all students regardless of their immigration status. Watch as Francisco explains the new challenges school districts face due to the unaccompanied nature of undocumented children. School districts now have a challenge to identify and communicate with the people taking care of these children.

Meeting the Immigrant Challenge - ASBJ

The American School Board Journal brings you to Alexandria, Va., to see a school district program that helps immigrant students achieve.

Immigration and Urban School Districts: How do you meet the needs of “all” students?

The public education system is not well prepared to meet the special needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students. There is no strong consensus about the best way to serve these students and no major national program of financial aid to the urban school districts most affected by immigration. High dropout rates, among other indicators, point to the difficulties schools face in providing adequate and appropriate education for these students.

Feds update deportation deferral program

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is asking school officials to tell their students and families about a federal program that grants deportation deferrals to “low priority cases,” including individuals who came to the U.S. as children.

The department’s letter  comes as school districts across the country are going about the business of educating all their students, regardless of the political debate on immigration reform.

As students go back to school, schools prepare for unaccompanied immigrant children

Webinar: Immigration Issues and Public School Attendance: Registering and Serving Undocumented Students and Employer Compliance

With Congress' inactivity on the immigration front has come a wave of Executive initiatives and state laws, sometimes at odds with one another. In this program, an experienced school attorney provides a checklist of immigration-related issues that may be raised by your school district clients in the upcoming schools year: from undocumented student rights to employer requirements to preparing for enforcement activity by ICE. The presenter will also provide a "what to do if" resource for school administrators with several immigration-related scenarios.

Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children

his booklet discusses 13 legal questions commonly asked by school board members and school administrators related to undocumented students. Unfortunately, few of the questions have definitive answers. Plyler directly addressed only the narrow question of whether undocumented children are entitled to receive a free public school education. Plyler is the sole U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the rights of undocumented children in public schools. Moreover, lower court cases and state laws rarely address the questions raised in this booklet. By John Borkowski

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