After “Roe,” Abbott May “Resurrect” Fight Against K-12 Education for Immigrants

The following are the This week’s Supreme Court draft ruling leakedThe Court appears ready to reverse nearly 50 years worth of precedents on abortion rights, according to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said he is looking at ways to dismantle a ruling from 1982 that protects undocumented children’s right to public education.

Abbott stated Wednesday that he was aiming for the following: Plyler v. Doe, In which the Supreme Court ruled that all children within their borders were entitled to free education, and not just those of U.S. citizenship.

Perhaps emboldened by the apparent far right shift of the nation’s highest court (as exemplified In its possible anti-abortion ruling Dobbs v. Jackson) — as well as its willingness to disregard decades of precedent — Abbott said he could relitigate the decisionThey cited the allegedly high cost of providing education to undocumented immigrant students in the state.

“Texas already long ago sued the federal government about having to incur the costs of the education program…. And the Supreme Court ruled against us on the issue,” Abbott said during an appearance on a conservative radio talk show.

“I think we will resurrect that case and challenge this issue again,” he added.

Plyler It was clarified whether Texas in 1975 violated the Equal Protection Clause under the 14th Amendment to Constitution when it denied funding for schools to educate children not born in the United States. The Supreme Court, deciding on the matter seven years later, determined that Texas had indeed infringed on those students’ rights.

The 14th Amendment is not about people in general, but citizens in certain parts. But at the end of Section 1 of the amendment, it says that states cannot “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

In a decision by the Supreme Court Plyler Students who were undocumented immigrants were considered persons by law. were entitled to the same rights as students who were citizens.

“Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an [immigrant] is a ‘person’ in any ordinary sense of that term,” the Court’s majority opinion, written by then-Justice William Brennan, said.

“The undocumented status of these children … does not establish a sufficient rational basis for denying them benefits that the State affords other residents,” Brennan added.

Abbott’s questioning of whether he can go after those rights follows the warnings that several progressives have made this week in the wake of the draft opinion on abortion from the Supreme Court on abortion that was leaked to the public.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic-New York, stated that the same questionable reasoning that conservative justices were willing to endorse in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Dobbs Could also be used to remove marriage equality and other civil rights protectionsThe Court has ruled on these cases in the past.

“SCOTUS isn’t just coming for abortion – they’re coming for the right to privacy Roe rests on, which includes gay marriage + civil rights,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday.

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