Sacramento District Considers Making All Schools Safe Havens

Sacramento District Considers Making All Schools Safe Havens

Even as President Trump takes aim at sanctuary communities through executive orders restricting federal funding, one school district is taking steps to become a safe haven for its students. The Sacramento City Unified School District, which contains more than 17,000 Latinos and a student population that speaks 48 languages, is considering a resolution to create a safe space for all of its students, regardless of their immigration status or ethnic background. This school district is one of the most ethnically diverse in the state, as well as in the country. While the school district initiated this proposal as a result of an increase in hate crimes and rhetoric following the election, the measure takes on even more importance as executive orders have begun to flow from the Oval Office. For a school district, becoming a safe haven involves no sharing of data that identifies immigration status. It also provides for professional development with staff so that they can establish an environment of tolerance. The district already has a zero-tolerance policy for hate, discrimination, and bullying. The superintendent of the school district also would have the power to stop federal agents from entering onto school property and deporting students. Although Immigration and Customs Enforcement developed a new practice in 2011 that prevents federal immigration agents from entering sensitive areas, such as schools, this school district hopes to hopes to hold agents to that practice. Since your removal case may take many months, and even years, your ability to remain free from detention is essential to supporting yourself and your family during a very difficult time. Not only can we help defend you against deportation from the United States, but we also can advocate on your behalf so that you can continue to work, if at all possible. Contact your immigration law attorneys at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., today, at (510) 756-4468. We will schedule a consultation for you to meet with one of our skilled and experienced deportation defense lawyers as quickly as possible. Do not delay in contacting us, so that we can begin helping.
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