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ACLU files motion to immediately allow admittance of all refugees 17-21 to Lancaster high school

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 17, 2016

To taxpayers and parents in ‘welcoming’ communities nationwide, are your ready for expensive legal wrangling in your school system as your town’s refugee population grows? You better be!

Lancaster, PA has been a “welcoming” community for refugees from all over the world for years, and now they are receiving them at a rate of 700 a year.  In that group are teenage refugees who do not speak English and may have not had any, or very little, formal schooling.  Those teenagers/adults 17-21 had been placed in an alternative school until recently.

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ACLU staff attorney Molly Tack-Hooper says refugees have rights to a quality education (even if it diminishes the rights of American kids). She didn’t say that last part but this is more of the same—refugees first! not Americans!

I told you about the earlier trial here which ended in a judge ordering those who brought the case admitted to McCaskey High School.

However, now here comes the ACLU demanding that the School District of Lancaster admit 90 students to the traditional high school immediately.

From Pennlive.com:

The ACLU of Pennsylvania has filed an emergency motion against the School District of Lancaster (SDOL) that seeks to force the district to enroll all refugee students ages 17 to 21 in traditional high school rather than an alternative school.

If the ACLU’s motion is granted, the School District of Lancaster would have to admit more than 90 refugees into the district from privately-run Phoenix Academy. In a news release, the ACLU pointed to the Aug. 26 ruling ordering the school to admit the original six students who filed suit against the district into McCaskey High School, adding that the ruling from District Judge Edward Smith encouraged the district to apply the court’s ruling to all refugee students of similar circumstances.

Noting email exchanges involving a local refugee resettlement agency*** [on the side of the ACLU–ed] and district officials illustrating a lack of desire for widespread change, the ACLU also said the district’s actions show it has no intention of honoring the court’s legal reasoning. Without intervention from the law, the the students continue to suffer irreparable harm from the enrollment delays and exclusion from the high school, the ACLU contends.

The emergency motion comes two days after the SDOL filed its own motion for a stay on the August ruling as well as a motion to expedite the appeal it formally filed Sept 2. The district enrolled the six students who sued and won but have not admitted any other refugee students, citing overcrowding and logistical issues, according to reports and its motions.

Where is the ‘pocket of resistance’ in Lancaster, or is it too late for Lancaster?

We have written a lot about Lancaster, click here, for our archive.

***The primary federal resettlement contractor in Lancaster is Church World Service. Does CWS operate in your town, see here.

13 Responses to “ACLU files motion to immediately allow admittance of all refugees 17-21 to Lancaster high school”

  1. TwoLaine said

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  2. […] ACLU files motion to immediately allow admittance of all refugees 17-21 to Lancaster high school […]

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  3. domstudent11 said

    I’m guessing that PA has the same law as IL, which requires schools to educate students up to the age of 21.

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  4. sodiumpen said

    How many of these 17 – 21 year old “refugees” are really 17 – 21?

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  5. So the ACLU says the school district must put 21 year old men in a high school? How many 21 years olds were in your high school?

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  6. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  7. Hope said

    Sound like that Jordanian student? just who is suing? And what is the goal? not education of anyone.

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  8. mikekiljom said

    AMAZING! shared to my public fb with my added mind boggling comments:

    WAKE UP AMERICA!! SHARIA COMING IN ITSY BITSY LITTLE STEPS LIKE THIS! THESE ANIMALS WHO WILL NEVER ASSIMILATE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED NEAR CHILDREN! ESPECIAL 21 YEAR OLD FIGHTING AGE MALES! WTF IS WRONG WITH THE IGNORANT LIBERALS ALLOWING THIS? THERE GOES LANCASTER PA! DON’T YOU PEOPLE READ THE NEWS? DO YOU REALLY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING ON IN EUROPE? HOW CAN YOU LIBERALS IN LANCASTER BE SO BRAIN DEAD? THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING HOW STUPID THESE PEOPLE ARE! IT WOULD BE FUNNY AS HELL IF IT WASN’T ANOTHER STEP RUINING OUR COUNTRY!

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  9. Bud Nelson said

    This is what happens when a community or an organization continues with stupid programs. It reminds me of the thousands of innocent white children bussed to schools across town, often with trashed facilities, to mix with street-wise children who often saw the innocent whites as targets. Some of these white kids are still traumatized by their experiences. Yes sir, throw out the baby with the bath water you self-righteous idiots!

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  10. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Enabling child rape and should have townsfolk respond with pitchforks and torches.

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