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Lawsuit accuses N.J. schools of bias against children of undocumented immigrants

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Students wait for New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina while she visits J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget school in Brooklyn to announe the new initiative called "Learning Partners Program" on April 7, 2014 in New York City. The program aims to bring schools together to better share and coordinate successful practices in the classroom.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: Students wait for New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina while she visits J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget school in Brooklyn to announe the new initiative called "Learning Partners Program" on April 7, 2014 in New York City. The program aims to bring schools together to better share and coordinate successful practices in the classroom. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

A civil rights group has filed discrimination lawsuits against four New Jersey school districts and a charter school, saying their enrollment practices make it harder for children of immigrants living in the country unlawfully to enroll.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey said Tuesday it has filed lawsuits against the Fair Lawn, Jamesburg, Spotswood and Port Republic school districts, as well as the Jersey City Global Charter School.

The group says the districts wrongly force parents to produce either a driver's license or state ID, which immigrants living in the country illegally wouldn't possess.

Port Republic says the suit seems to be referencing an outdated page on the district's website.

Jamesburg says a driver's license isn't required for enrollment.

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