Education

Status Report on Youth at Risk of Deportation

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 20, 2008 1 min read

In a June 18 press release, the Washington-based Immigration Policy Center accuses lawmakers of trying to “ ‘deport their way out’ of a dysfunctional immigration system that has fueled a growing undocumented population.” (Hat tip to ImmigrationProf Blog.) The press release gives an update on three youths whose education plans for the future have been interrupted because of their illegal status in the United States. See earlier posts, “Boy Scout to Be Deported,” and “Valedictorian of California High School to Be Deported.”

I have a depressing thought that I may need to start a not-very-occasional feature within this blog called Youth Deportation Watch or something like that. I’ve been writing about English-language learners for more than eight years and I’ve never seen so many incidents in the news of youths being scheduled for deportation.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.