Schools can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers
More abusive and illegal behavior by an abusive and illegal regime that puts illegal aliens first and Americans last.
The Obama administration delivered an unequivocally clear message — again — on Thursday: All children have a right to enroll in public schools regardless of their citizenship or immigration status.
For example, schools can violate federal law by requiring Social Security numbers or birth certificates when a student wants to enroll.
The first mark on the letterhead is Holder's criminal DOJ illegal alien lobby.
"To comply with these Federal civil rights laws, as well as the mandates of the Supreme Court, you must ensure that you do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and that students are not barred from enrolling in public schools at the elementary and secondary level on the basis of their own citizenship or immigration status or that of their parents or guardians," Obama Inc. warns schools.
"Similarly, we are aware that many districts request a student’s social security number at enrollment for use as a student identification number. A district may not deny enrollment to a student if he or she (or his or her parent or guardian) chooses not to provide a social security number."
Obama Inc. is relying on the Supreme Court's Plyler v. Doe which was itself a ridiculously unfounded decision as it claimed that the 14th Amendment banned limiting school access to children legally in the United States.
The absurdity of the ruling becomes obvious since schools are still allowed to ask for proof of district residency, but not legal residency in the United States. If the latter is a violation of the 14th amendment, then so is the former.
The Plyer decision explicitly emphasized that it expected these children to stay in the United States and gain legal status. The Obama Inc. threat letter does the same.
It was essentially an Open Borders argument. It still is.