Education Secretary says schools should decide whether to report undocumented students. Civil rights groups say she's wrong.

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May 24, 2018
Washington (CNN)Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced backlash from civil rights groups after she told members of Congress on Tuesday that she believed schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials.

The groups say DeVos's comments would violate the Constitution, pointing to the 1982 Supreme Court decision, Plyler v. Doe, which found that K-12 schools can't deny students access to public education based on their immigration status.
DeVos said on Tuesday that she believed the choice was up to schools and local communities whether principals and teachers had the responsibility to call ICE if they learned a student or a student's family members were undocumented.

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