New York state Democrats to sue schools that refuse to enroll illegal immigrant students

Aug 30, 2023 | Political News

New York Attorney General Letitia James and State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa are threatening legal action against schools that attempt to block or increase the difficulty for illegal immigrants to register their children for public school.

On Monday, James and Rosa wrote in a letter to the public school districts, “Policies that make it difficult or impossible for migrant children and youth to enroll in school are contrary to state education regulations and may expose schools to legal liability.”

The pair claimed that some districts have required parents to provide voter registration cards, while others required proof of residency less than 30 days old or repeated proofs of residency for families without a formal lease.