Departments of Justice and Education mark 40th Anniversary of Plyler v. Doe

June 15, 2022

On June 15, AAG Kristen Clarke and Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, marked the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Plyler v. Doe, which held that all children, regardless of their or their parents’ immigration status, had a right to enroll in their local public schools. This video highlights the ongoing efforts of the Departments of Justice and Education to preserve the promise of Plyler, and provides resources for those who believe their rights are being denied.

Updated June 15, 2022