Plaintiff Patrick Tuyizere

NYCLU, LSCNY Sue Utica School District for Illegally Denying Refugee Youth an Education

April 23, 2015 — Public schools in Utica are unlawfully excluding refugee youth and segregating them to inferior alternative programs that offer no opportunity to earn a high school diploma, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six refugee students and a class of similar immigrant students who have been excluded from public high school despite the fact that New York law guarantees a free, public education to youth younger than 21 who have not earned a diploma.
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