Prop 187

Josiah McC. Heyman (jmheyman@MTU.EDU)
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 09:41:30 -0500

For general information:

One of the earliest results of Prop 187 was that its restrictions on
education for undocumented aliens, from elementary to college, was
temporarily stayed by a judge. We will see how this evolves. An important
feature of this issue is that *all persons resident in the United States, of
any legal status, are entitled to attend public schools* according to a
major Supreme Court decision entitled "Plyler v. Doe." I bring this to the
list because I suspect most people in the U.S. do not know about this
decision, and there are anti-immigrant sentiments in school districts in a
variety of states. Plyler v. Doe applied to K-12 education, and my
impression is that rights to higher education are still an area of legal

I can look up the cite to Plyler if someone wants to e-mail me

Joe Heyman


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