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Constitutional Law Keyed to Shanor
Plyler v. Doe
Citation:457 U.S. 202 (1982)
In 1975, Texas legislature revised its education laws to withhold from local school districts any state funds for the education of children who were not legally admitted into the United States. The revision authorized local school districts to deny enrollment in their public schools to children not legally admitted to the country. Appellants argue that undocumented aliens, because of their immigration status, are not persons within the the jurisdiction of the State of Texas and thus have no right to the equal protection of Texas law.
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