Reporting the Alabama's Undocumented Students seems not viable, says School Officials
The new policy according to which the school authorities is required to inform the legislature about the illegal immigrant students of their school sounds more of impractical to them.
Recently passed new immigration laws by the Alabama government to keep a check on illegal immigrants of the states have now led the educators in doubt about the impracticalities of it.
The new implemented is expected to cut down the number illegal invasions to the states.
The Alabama educationists are in doubts that the implementing up of the new law could put the millions of dollars invested in for the public schools into risk.
According to the new law implemented, now the schools are required to submit a report by giving the number of students who do not of proper documentation regarding their immigration they have enrolled. This seems so impractical to the school authorities
The superintendant of the Phenix City Public Schools, Larry DiChiara that enrolled around 6,700 students of the city, commented on the situation that this requirement of the authorities is so very impractical, for a school it is very difficult to fulfill it.
According to him, if a prospective student comes for the admissions and converse in weak English is this criterion to judge them and ask for their immigration documents and other relating things, again as per him it is very impractical to judge each and every student coming for the admissions this thing cannot be asked by the school authorities.
Those supporting this opinion strongly are in favor that schools are for education sector and not to check such details regarding the enforcements of law. The policy makers have all together a different view and defends that they have not asked them to enquire about anyone in personal rather they just need an idea, just the statistics so that they can work accordingly.
As according to Scott Beason, a Republican state senator and the supporter of this policy strongly supports that Alabama people and its taxpayers have right to have an truthful assessment regarding as to their contribution regarding they are paying to educate a student who is an illegal immigrant too and for this they require some statistics which may be provided by the school authorities by checking into the students status.
But according to the federal McKinney-Vento Act that is prohibiting public school authorities to turn away the illegal or homeless immigrant kids who may not have birth certificates or any other document. This is now creating confusion for the authorities and this law may let the students not come to the schools as they might have fear being caught. But the policy makers are in favor of this law and it may come in effect from the September this year.