From the ECS State Policy Database
Special Populations--Immigrant Education

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CASigned into law 09/2014P-12
Eligibility of Illegal Aliens for Public Services
S.B. 396
Partially from bill summary: Repeals section 48215 of the Education Code, which:
- Prohibited K-12 schools from admitting or permitting the attendance of any child who is not a U.S. citizen or legally within the U.S.
- Required districts to verify the legal s...

KYSigned into law 04/2014P-12Enrollment of Refugee or Legal Alien Students in Schools
H.B. 79
Authorizes a district to provide an approved high school program to a student who is a refugee or legal alien until the student graduates or until the end of the school year in which the student turns 21, whichever occurs first.

NJSigned into law 08/2013P-12Enrollment Notices to School Districts
A.B. 718
Requires the Department of Education to send notice to each school district twice a year reminding them that all students must be enrolled in accordance with all applicable statutes, laws, and regulations. ...

ALTo governor 06/2011P-12
K-12 and Postsecondary Education Services and Illegal Aliens
H.B. 56
Specifies that verification of lawful presence in the U.S. must not be required for K-12 education. However, requires public schools to determine the citizenship and immigration status of their students, to compile data on students who are legally and illegall...

MOSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.Illegal immigrant enrollments
H.B. 390
Prohibits the enrollment of unlawfully present aliens in public institutions of higher education. -


OKSigned into law 05/2003Postsec.Higher Education
S.B. 596
New section sets new standards for resident tuition. Requires the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to adopt a policy which allows a student to enroll in an institution within The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and allows a student to be ...