The ACLU seemed triggered Tuesday by a piece about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos published by Politico.

According to Politico, during testimony before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, DeVos said that the issue of reporting undocumented students is a “school decision” and “local community decision,” adding that “we have laws and we also are compassionate.”

The ACLU strongly disagreed with DeVos on all counts, claiming that reporting a student to ICE would be a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

According to the article, the ACLU is citing the Supreme Court‘s 1982 ruling in Plyler v. Doe, which guaranteed the rights of students to receive a public education regardless of their immigration status.

You know, the part of the Constitution that established public schools.


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