NC bill would track illegal immigrants in schools


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Submitted: Tue, 05/31/2011 - 5:47pm
Updated: Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:02pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina lawmaker says schools should be required to keep track of the illegal immigrants in their student populations.

Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County has introduced a bill to require school principals to record the citizenship and immigration status of new students at North Carolina schools.

The bill was up for discussion at the legislature Tuesday, where advocates and members of the public criticized the proposal. They say it will deter immigrant parents from enrolling their children in school.

Sarah Preston of the state American Civil Liberties Union chapter says the bill may violate federal law.

Folwell says the bill isn’t intended to deny anyone access to schools. He says the measure would help provide a clearer picture of the costs of illegal immigration.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

15 Comments

  • Guest1234567 says:

    You are so right, and I do believe this is the majority opinion.

  • Guest789 says:

    Does it really matter if it violates federal law?? They are here illegally and we are footing the bill for them, If they are found to be illegal than pack em up and send em home.

  • seahorseluv says:

    How on earth is keeping people from getting an education going to help ANYBODY? HOW?! someone please explain this.

  • Guest6358987 says:

    Illegals don’t fall under the protection of the constitution therefore have no civil rights.

  • Guest421 says:

    What a novel idea! But, wouldn’t that violate their civil rights?

  • Guesty123 says:

    I’m sorry, but what part of ILLEGAL don’t you get??

  • SZmurff says:

    WHAT Rights,we as AMERICANS barley have rights and there getting less aless all the time,havent you people figured it out YET, all of us are walking doller sighns for the government central and local,seen any NEW roads yet? NO! but we keep getting billed for them,.PESHAW

  • Guest4396 says:

    Legal, illegal or whatever…..they are being treated like royalty with health care, housing and many other freebies that American taxpayers make possible and retirees on Social Security can only dream about.

  • Guest421 says:

    When I posted the above statement, I assumed that everyone would comprehend that it wreaked of sarcasm. Guess a few didn’t figure it out. I am against illegals invading us as much as anyone. Are we on the same page now?

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    That’s a BIG part of the problem. Federal Courts, up to and including the Supreme Court have ruled time and time again that if they are in this country, they possess the same civil rights as any American citizen. You still can’t search their house without a warrant, you still have to give them their Miranda warnings (in Spanish, too) you still have to appoint them an attorney, etc.

    While the Supreme Court has not ruled on where the line is drawn (as far as I know) there are district courts that have said they are entitled to TANF, Medicaid, food vouchers, and yes, public schools for their kids.

  • Guest3658974 says:

    I agree with you and let me end by adding the Spreme Court in this country is a joke.

  • troch says:

    I agree with you about the children,they are probally born in america by Illegal parents. So I think if the child was born here and the parents are illegal, they should put the child up for adoption and send the parents back home. Obama will give you 17,000 dollars back on your taxes if you where to adopt one. If you do 3 you just made 54,000 dollars that year plus what you earned.

  • CAH says:

    Seriously! I would guess that most of the children enrolled in schools are legal. The status of the parents should be checked upon registration to the school, not the children.

  • guesty says:

    From the story: “Folwell says the bill isn’t intended to deny anyone access to schools. He says the measure would help provide a clearer picture of the costs of illegal immigration.”

    Oh good, so we will know the cost but we won’t do anything about it. How about they are deported after they enroll and it is determined they are illegal?

  • Charles Walters says:

    If they are illigal then they are not citizens of the US and they are not entitled to civil rights protection. That is reserved for natural born and naturalized citizens of this country.

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