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Donusia Lipinski will be speaking to Adult Students enrolled in English as a Second Language at the Conway Adult Education Center

On Monday, October 3, 2016 Donusia Lipinski will be speaking to Adult Students enrolled in English as a Second Language at the Conway Adult Education Center, in Conway, South Carolina.   In September, she spoke to approximately 45 adult students enrolled in Adult Education at the Horry Georgetown Technical College.  It was a highlight of her week, as she listened to the stories and dreams of US citizens and Immigrants from 20 countries.   She looks forward to meeting the students at the Conway Adult Education Center on Monday, where she will talk about what works and doesn’t work about our immigration laws.

Attention: DACA – Undocumented Students. Scholarships are available!!

This is great news for students who have Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals or are undocumented. Now they will have the opportunity to obtain scholarships for their studies. For more information go to: https://mydocumentedlife.org/2016/09/12/scholarships-open-to-undocumented-students/

 

 

Immigrants and Public Education. Schools cannot discriminate against immigrant children and discourage or exclude them from attending public school.

The immigration status of children or their parents cannot chill, exclude or discourage students from getting a public education based on their or their parents’ or guardians’ actual or perceived immigration status.  In a recent letter from the USDOJ. School districts cannot utilize methods that have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of their race, color, or national origin.

Additionally States cannot deny access to a basis public education residing in the State whether with legal immigration status or without.   This would impose ‘a lifetime hardship’ on these students and foreclose any realistic possibility that they will contribute to the progress of our Nation.

Schools may not bar a student from enrolling because they do not have a birth certificate or has a foreign birth certificate.  Schools may not deny enrollment if the student or parent do not choose to provide a social security number.  Schools must advise that such requests are voluntary. Schools may require proof of residency within the District.  The full text of the May 8, 2014 letter can be found at http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/edu/documents/plylerletter.pdf