A civil rights group has sued 12 New Jersey school districts over enrollment practices that it says discriminate against children of immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey claims Thursday in the lawsuit that the districts require forms of state-issued identification that can only be obtained by someone who is a citizen or has a Social Security number.
The districts are spread across the state and include one charter school district. The ACLU says the selected districts have the most restrictive policies, but that several others in the state also impose improper requirements.
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The ACLU has sued 13 other New Jersey districts in recent years over similar disputes. All those suits were settled after the districts agreed to change their policies.