The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed lawsuits Monday against seven school districts, including three in Camden County, alleging that they have illegally required government-issued photo identifications when registering children for school.
The lawsuits contend that the districts' policies discriminate against immigrant families and violate state and federal requirements.
The Camden County districts are Audubon, Gloucester Township, and Somerdale Park. Their superintendents could not be reached Monday for comment.
"It is deeply troubling that in New Jersey today public schools discriminate against immigrant families, and do so despite repeated warnings to come into compliance with clearly established law," said Udi Ofer, executive director of the ACLU-NJ.