Summary of State Immigration Law and Public Schools House Bill 1804 becomes effective November 1, 2007. • Public schools are exempt for inquiring about or verifying students’ legal status based upon the 1984 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Plyer v. Doe. • Public schools are not exempt from the provision in the law which applies to I.D. cards or badges. The law says that school districts which issue I.D.’ s must indicated on the I.D. that it was issued by the school district and is valid for use only on the campus or at a facility. • Transportation: If someone has reason to believe a person they are transporting is not legally in the U.S., the new law makes the transporting a misdemeanor. HOWEVER, since schools will not have reason to inquire about students’ legal status, they would not have a reason to know when it comes to transporting students. • Beginning in 2008, public and private employers including school districts are required to use a verification system to determine if anyone they hire or contract with is legally in this country.
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