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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The U.S. Justice Department, which is among the groups suing Alabama over its new immigration law, recently sent letters to school superintendents in our state, asking for information about student enrollment.

The department says it's concerned that Alabama's new law "may chill or discourage" young people from taking part in public education. Each school district was asked to submit nine sets of data, including a list of enrolled students and a list of students who have withdrawn from school since the start of the academic year – around the time the immigration law took effect.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange does not agree with the U.S. Justice Department's authority to compel this information and has shared his opinion with state education officials.

How unfortunate that our public school system which is currently strained while operating with budget reductions, early teacher retirements and aging facilities is now put in the middle of this constitutional tug of war. 

This issue needs to be debated in the courtroom and not the classroom as our schools have all they can handle right now.

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