New York Schools Can Face Legal Action Over Any Attempts to Block Migrant Enrollment

With the ongoing migrant surge in New York, the State, spearheaded by Attorney General Letitia James and state Education Commissioner Betty Rosa, has issued a formal warning to its districts to ensure that school-aged migrant children are permitted to enroll. Schools that make the enrollment process unreasonably difficult or block migrant children from enrolling can face lawsuits and fines.

This motion stems from recent reports of discriminatory practices targeting migrants, including requiring a voter ID from parents registering their children, proof of residency on a regular basis, and establishment of residency dated over 30 days. All these requirements may compromise the State’s promise of free public education to any individual ages 5 to 21, regardless of their status.

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Regardless of your immigration status, some rights are binding. Asylum seekers and their families may face unlawful discriminatory injunctions and threats that can impact their day-to-day lives. It is important to understand your legal rights to ensure you are not taken advantage of.

Reeves Immigration Law Group is dedicated to the betterment of our communities, and protecting the rights of immigrants, regardless of their status. We will work directly with asylum-seekers and their families to determine the best course of action in receiving immigration benefits and statuses.

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