Overview | Unauthorized immigrant students in the US


Screen Shot 2019-04-03 at 12.51.39 PM“The U.S. has a long and complicated immigration history. Different groups of immigrants have been favored, accepted, discriminated against, and even banned from entering the country because of prevailing laws, policies, practices, and public perceptions harbored by dominant members of society…” — Michael Sulkowski (2017)

Major U.S. Immigration Laws, 1790 – Present

“[A]ccording to the 1982 U.S. Supreme Court case, Plyler v. Doe (457 U.S.202), asking students questions about their immigration status may discourage students from unauthorized families from enrolling in school, thus violating their federal right to a FAPE”*  — Michael Sulkowski (2017)

*Free Appropriate Public Education