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Government Subpeonas Teen’s School Records

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NEW YORK (AP) – When it comes to illegal immigrants, the U.S. government is getting information however it can — even going through a teenager’s school records, in one case.

The government has subpoenaed the records of a New York City high school senior born in Mali.

The 19-year-old, Ousmane Coulibaly, grew up poor and estranged from his parents. He’s now staying in a New York homeless shelter while he tries to graduate and obtain special immigration status.

His lawyers tell The New York Times the subpeona violates due process and equal protection rights that courts have accorded to students, regardless of immigration status.

A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking release of the records pending a hearing on Sept. 27.

Coulibaly came to the U.S. on a tourist visa in 2007, and stayed.

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