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League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson

United States District Court for the Central District of California
908 F. Supp. 755 (1995)


The State of California adopted Proposition 187 by an initiative approved by voters in the November 1994 general election. Proposition 187 required law enforcement, social services, health care, and public-education personnel to: (1) verify the immigration status of certain people; (2) notify certain people of their immigration status; (3) report some individuals to state and federal officials; and (4) deny certain people social services, health care, and educational services. Specifically, Proposition 187 required schools to verify the immigration status of both students and parents, report the immigration status of the parents, and cooperate to transition the child to a school in the child’s country of origin. The League of United Latin American Citizens (plaintiff), along with several other parties (plaintiffs), sued Governor Pete Wilson (defendant) and other state officials (defendants), seeking an injunction against enforcing the provisions of Proposition 187.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Pfaelzer, J.)

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