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No Undocumented Child Left Behind - Michael A. Olivas
Call Number: KF4217.I46 O45 2012
ISBN: 0814762441
Publication Date: 2012
The 1982 U. S. Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe, which made it possible for undocumented children to enroll in Texas public schools, was a watershed moment for immigrant rights in the United States. The Court struck down both a state statute denying funding for education to undocumented children and a municipal school district's attempt to charge an annual $1,000 tuition fee for each undocumented student to compensate for the lost state funding. Yet while this case has not returned to the Supreme Court, it is frequently contested at the state and local level.In No Undocumented Child Left Behind, Michael A. Olivas tells a fascinating history of the landmark case, examining how, 30 years later, Plyler v. Doe continues to suffer from implementation issues and requires additional litigation and vigilance to enforce the ruling. He takes a comprehensive look at the legal regime it established regarding the education of undocumented school children, moves up through its implementation, including direct and indirect attacks on it, and closes with the ongoing, highly charged debates over the Development, Relief, and Education for Minors (DREAM) Act, which aims to give conditional citizenship to undocumented college students who graduated from U.S. high schools and have been in the country for at least five years.


Handbook on Questioning Children: A Linguistic Approach - Anne Graffam Walker
Call Number: KF 9673 .W35 2013
ISBN: 1627222030
Publication Date: 2013

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International Family Law Desk Book - Ann Laquer Estin
Call Number: K 670 .E845 2013
ISBN: 1614383170
Publication Date: 2012
International family law has emerged as an important subject in its own right and has become part of the everyday work of family court judges and family law practitioners across the country. International family law presents many puzzles, especially in the United States. This book takes a broad approach to the subject, bringing together the law applicable to a wide range of cross-border family issues. Designed to serve as a compact and useful resource and reference tool, the chapters that follow address marriage, divorce, the financial aspects of divorce, parentage and parental rights, custody and child abduction litigation, child support and intercountry adoption. Each chapter builds on the foundation established by treaties and uniform acts, and incorporates case law, the Restatements, and important secondary sources whenever possible. The book includes extensive discussion of the international treaties that have come to form the basis for reciprocal relationships between the United States and more than 85 other nations, but it focuses on the law applied to these transnational family issues in the United States. Although written primarily for U.S. practitioners, it will hopefully also be of use to foreign lawyers and judges with an interest in understanding the U.S. system.

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Show Trials: How Property Gets More Legal Protection than People in our Failed Immigration System - Peter Afrasiabi
Call Number: KF4819 .A373 2012
ISBN: 0984791523
Publication Date: 2012
Includes a chapter on the deportation of American citizen children by the federal government.



LC Subject Headings

  • Child Witnesses
  • Children of Illegal Aliens
  • Children of Military Personnel
  • Foster Children
  • Homeless Children
  • Parental Deprivation
  • Runaway Children
  • Separation (Psychology) in Children
  • Special Needs Adoption
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