Denver Public Schools to Protect Immigrant Students in US

Within superintendent schools, 56% of the 91,000 students are Hispanic. Another 20% belong to other minorities.

The Denver Public Schools Superintendent announced Friday that the city’s institutions will be “safe and accepting places” for all students, including illegal immigrants.

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“In light of recent local and national immigration and refugee events, the Denver Public Schools Superintendent has decided to respond to the fear and uncertainty that many of our students and families are feeling,” said Lisa Flores, a member of the board.

In addition to the idea of ​​building a wall on the Mexican border, US President Donald Trump has begun operations in several regions of the country and has threatened to reduce the transfer of resources from cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.

The Denver schools resolution emphasizes that the activities of federal immigration agents at school institutions or buses interfere with the constitutional rights of students, including the right not to be subjected to unreasonable detention or magazines, and to free public education.

“There is great strength and solidarity in being together as a community to protect the rights of our students,” said Flores.

Within superintendent schools, 56% of the 91,000 students are Hispanic. Another 20% belong to other minorities.

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Since the November 2016 election, Denver’s United Parents and Young People organization has collected more than 1,000 signatures to call for schools to be declared “sanctuaries” for students and families who are at risk of deportation.

Therefore, the Denver Public Schools Superintendency will not collect information about the students’ immigration status and will not pass it on to the federal government without a court order, according to the resolution.

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