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Demand that FL HS Athletic Association Not Discriminate Immigrant Youth

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The Boy's Basketball team at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School is currently facing threats by the FL High School Athletic Association to forfeit every game of the season if the team is unable to provide immigration documentation for one of their star athletes.

According to the Executive Director of the FL High School Athletic Association, Mr. Roger Dearing:

"The student has a right to an education, but participating in athletics is a privilege not a right, and students must have the proper eligibility requirements to play".

Sign this petition so that, together, we may demand an end to ANY type of discrimination in the Florida High School Athletic departments on a basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, as well as immigration status. Every student's access or inability to access immigration documentation as a result of our broken and failing immigration system should have NO bearing in their ability to participate fully in High School athletics!


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/28/2039834/top-ranked-krop-might-have-to.html#ixzz1CrvqkflXf



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