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ACLU again threatening Harrisburg school district over refugees

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 7, 2017 10:40 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is again threatening to sue the Harrisburgh city school district for allegedly failing to enroll refugees as students.

Last February, the ACLU sent a warning letter to the Harrisburg Area School District on behalf of four students.

The students were enrolled the next month.

But, the district has since said it can't "simply enroll any child for whom enrollment is sought" though they have changed its policy.

The new rules say the district will consider "extraordinary or other circumstances" that arise inside or outside the United States that could affect a student who wants to enroll.

The ACLU and a companion group, the Community Justice Project, say that's not good enough and that the district should simply guarantee that refugees will be admitted to its schools.

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