U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), senior Democrat on the Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement after a federal judge refused to block several harmful provisions in Alabama's immigration law.
"America's public education system was built on principles of access and equity. Alabama's immigration law is simply anti-child and a blatant attack on students who want nothing but to do well in school. Instead of using the education system as a back-door attempt to scare children out of communities, Alabama should be focused on providing all students with a quality education. Immigration politics are a distraction from what should be happening in the classroom: teachers teaching and students learning.