Federal guideline prevents schools from checking student immigration status

A new federal guideline says schools are not allowed to check the immigration status of students attending the school.

Verification including asking children or parents to provide proof of legal residency or citizenship is against the new federal guideline.

Schools are reportedly OK to ask about personal information like age and whether the student lives in district boundaries.

The ruling comes after some schools were reported to have identification checks on student immigration statuses. These checks prevented some immigrant children from enrolling in necessary education.

 

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