Hey Alabama, Take A Hint From California
Immigration; Posted on: 2011-10-12 21:28:00 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
California bed wetters decry Alabama's reasonable, conservative immigration restrictions.
While Alabama and other states are putting barriers to the education of
immigrant children, California celebrates Latino Heritage Month by
passing the California Dream Act, which will ensure that all deserving
students get the opportunity to pursue higher education and be
productive members of society. Alabama's recent court ruling to uphold
significant portions of Alabama's immigration law seems shamelessly
un-American. (She means un-Mexican.--Ed.) In light of reports that Latino students are vanishing
from public schools in the wake of the ruling, we think it is timely to
remind people why we celebrate Latino Heritage Month.
While proponents of current anti-immigrant state laws claim the measures
do not prohibit undocumented children from attending school, the effect
is that it does keep them at home. It does, in effect, deny them their
right to a public education. Education officials in Alabama say that
scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children or kept them
home after the court ruling. And several districts with large immigrant
enrollments reported a sudden exodus of children of Latino parents.
Anti-immigrant state laws cannot do indirectly what they are forbidden
to do directly: deny undocumented children, many of whom are Latino, a
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