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Immigrant Students are Under Threat. Here are Tools to Stand Up and Fight Back.

As students head back to school this fall, the Schott Foundation stands in solidarity with students, their families and immigrant communities.

In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that undocumented children have a constitutional right to receive a free public K-12 education, stating that it provides the means to becoming a “self-reliant and self-sufficient participant in society,” and instills the “fundamental values necessary to the maintenance of a democratic political system.”

However, escalating threats and increased enforcement measures by the Trump Administration’s Department of Homeland Security threaten that right for thousands of undocumented youth and the 4.1 million U.S.-born children who live in mixed-status households with at least one parent or family member who is undocumented.

As students head back to school this fall, the Schott Foundation stands in solidarity with students, their families and immigrant communities.

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