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State and Local Laws that Harass Undocumented Immigrants: It is Time for Public School Educators to Take a Stand


by Richard Fossey & Ron Wilhelm - January 08, 2008

It is time for public school educators to take a stand against state and local anti-immigration laws that are motivated by a desire to force undocumented immigrant families out of their homes and communities. Undocumented immigration is a federal issue that must be addressed comprehensively by Congress—not by state legislators and city council people who are attacking this issue in a piecemeal and often punitive fashion. Individually and through our professional organizations, let us make clear that we oppose such laws because of the harm they cause to children, and let us make our voices heard.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 08, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14876, Date Accessed: 7/23/2019 1:26:08 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY teaches education law and higher education law at the University of North Texas and directs the Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University. He has a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a doctorate in education policy from Harvard University. Prior to entering the field of higher education, he practiced education law in Alaska, representing school districts in Aleut, Athabaskan, and Inuit communities.
  • Ron Wilhelm
    University of North Texas

 
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