Bias suit filed against 4 school districts, charter school

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Port Republic says the suit seems to be referencing an outdated page on the district's website.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