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Anti-Immigration Measure for Schools in Ala. Gutted

By Lesli A. Maxwell — November 12, 2013 1 min read
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Alabama state officials have agreed not to enforce several key provisions of the state’s anti-immigration law passed in 2011, including one that requires school districts to ask new students to show proof of citizenship or lawful immigration status to enroll.

The agreement is part of a settlement with civil rights groups that challenged the law, believed to be the most stringent of a wave of measures passed in recent years.

The mandate has been on hold since early 2012. After the law first took effect in late 2011, districts reported losing large numbers of students.

A version of this article appeared in the November 13, 2013 edition of Education Week as Anti-Immigration Measure For Schools in Ala. Gutted

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