Trump Administration Pushed To Keep Migrant Kids Out Of Public Schools Because They Aren’t American
We all know by now that most of the racist xenophobic policies that come from the Trump administration begin with White House aide Stephen Miller.
A new report by Bloomberg revealed on Saturday that Miller led a group of Trump aides to push an effort to make it seemingly impossible for children of undocumented immigrants to get a public education.
Bloomberg reported that Miller led an effort beginning in 2017 that sought out ways to limit public school enrollment among undocumented immigrants, and pressed Cabinet officials as well as the White House Domestic Policy Council to aid his efforts.
The plan eventually fell through after Miller was told that his efforts would fall short at the Supreme Court who would ultimately decide to guarantee public education to all residents of the U.S., including undocumented immigrants.
But prior to Miller’s efforts falling short, the White House aide crafter a memo that was to be sent by the Department of Education (DOE) informing states that they could refuse public school access to undocumented students.
The reported memo was never released, and a spokesperson for DOE told Bloomberg that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “would never consider it.”
Frank Sharry, director of the immigrant advocacy group America’s Voice, ripped the reported effort.
“Such a radical policy change would be unlawful, unacceptable and un-American,” Sharry told Bloomberg. “The notion that we should punish little kids who go to school and pledge allegiance to our flag because Trump and Miller want to make America white again is incredibly cruel, dark and sinister.”