This is part of what Terry Graham called "Mexicanizing Martin Luther King"--taking the credibility, such as it is, of the Civil Rights Movement, and using it to benefit illegal invaders from a hostile foreign country.
The Proyecto helped with $PLC study on minorities being disciplined in school, mentioned by Steve Sailer, below. That`s old fashioned civil rights—behaving badly without being disciplined is a traditional civil rights goal.
But the Proyecto is also involved in a case called Horne v. Flores; in which the issue is "Whether the courts below improperly declined to modify an injunction against Arizona for failing to provide sufficient funding for non-English speaking school children. "
They`ve done studies the Flores side of this case, (Horne is the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction .) Since they`re trying to get millions of dollars of Arizona`s money, the State of Arizona`s lawyers have asked them to show their work, and they`re complaining:
"The decision, and the need to decide how to apply it, raised a number of important questions on the education of these students that had been inadequately researched. Because of the importance of these issues for the civil rights of one-tenth of U.S. students, the Civil Rights Project worked with colleagues from four universities in creating a set of 9 research studies."[Featured News A Threat to the Integrity of Civil Rights Research in Arizona and Elsewhere, Friday, August 13, 2010]
Emphasis added. Yes, "one-tenth of U.S. students" are English learners, and a great proportion of of those are illegal immigrants. Not children of illegals, but illegal themselves. That may be part of the reason that they write
"Confronting researchers with a terrible choice — violating their confidential agreements with research participants or going to jail if they want to testify about information that the court needs and may affect the rights of a group of students who experience great difficulties in Arizona schools — is unconscionable."
One reason many "English-learner" students may "experience great difficulties in Arizona schools" is because they`re deportable illegal aliens.Â Of course, that means that the schools are experiencing great difficulties, but that`s not the Proyecto`s problem.