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U.S. Secretary of Education Lauds President Obama's Immigration Announcement on Thirtieth Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe


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"Today's announcement will help ensure that thousands of talented and productive young people will more fully contribute to our nation," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "It is fitting that this announcement comes on the 30th anniversary of Plyler v. Doe, where the Supreme Court held that a child may not be denied equal access to public education based on his or her immigration status. This Administration is committed to upholding the promise of Plyler, and will continue working vigorously to assure that the American educational system remains open to all young people who reside in this country."

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