Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reason #57: The Department of Motherfuckin' Justice, Bitch

I know the point of this blog is to highlight government actions I support, but it's nice every now and then to find a government action I want to stand up and applaud.

The ongoing drama surrounding Alabama's recent papers-please law has made it seem, to me at least, unlikely that its worst aspect--the removal from public schools of children whose immigration status is questionable--would ever really be implemented all the way.

But just to make sure, the US Department of Justice sent letters on Monday to Alabama's superintendents and school boards stating that under no circumstances is any child to be turned away from a state school, even if they're wearing a sombrero that says "I just snuck across the border and all I got was this lousy hat" on it.

Furthermore, they have two weeks to send statistics on their ESL (English as a Second Language) student populations to the DOJ so they can determine to what extent children may have already withdrawn from school in fear of the new law, in case further legal action against the state is necessary.

The DOJ added, "now get the fuck out of my sight."

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