The bureaucrats and politicians in Washington, DC are up to their old tricks. This time they are interfering in a State function (education) and siding with illegal immigrants over the tax-paying citizens of Alabama. We certainly expected nothing less from our Federal over-lords. Tim Mak has the story for Politico:
Alabama’s Attorney General said Wednesday he was “perplexed and troubled” by a federal government request to provide information on local school children to the Justice Department for the purpose of ensuring that illegal immigrants are not being denied access to schools.
The Justice Department issued a letter on Tuesday requesting data from all of Alabama’s school districts, saying it wanted to ensure compliance with a federal law that prevents children from being denied equal access to schools based on immigration status. To that end, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez requested information on student withdrawals in 2010-2011, race, national origin and immigration status.
But in a biting response on Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange asked the Justice Department to show where it had the authority to “demand the information or compel its production…otherwise, I will assume you have none, and will proceed accordingly,” according to the Montgomery Advertiser.