When a Texas statute denied a free public education to those who were not citizens or legal residents of the United States, four Mexican-American families challenged the constitutionality of that statute. The Supreme Court ruled in their favor, confirming that the Equal Protection Clause protects everyone regardless of immigration status.
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Powell, John, "Plyler v. Doe: The Education of Undocumented Alien Schoolchildren in Texas, 1975-1982" (2022). History Theses and Dissertations. 15.