Lawmaker Asks for AG Opinion on Residency Stipulation for School Vouchers

Memphis State Rep. G. A. Hardaway has asked the state attorney general to weigh in on whether Tennessee could legally block students who entered the country illegally from using a proposed education savings account program, the Tennessean reports. The Democratic lawmaker requested on April 8 that Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III issue an opinion on whether the ban on undocumented students in the bill is constitutional. The bill cites a section of law that applies to employment eligibility and would require parents or 18-year-old students to provide proof of legal residency.
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