Court Ruling: Alabama Public Schools Not Allowed to Check Immigration Status of Students

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A section of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check citizenship status of all new students was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on Monday, according to Fox News Latino. But while the court ruled that schools checking citizenship status was unconstitutional, the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld. This provision allows police officers to ask someone they stop (for another reason) for immigration documents.

Alabama's law had some educators stated that a number of students had withdrawn from schools (and even left the state) as a result of the law. Private groups and the Obama administration filed lawsuits to block the provision. Alabama was the only state that passed such a requirement.

What do you think of the decision? Was it the right one?

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