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The Trump Administration’s vigorous enforcement of immigration laws will pose a serious challenge for public schools as they balance the responsibility to protect their students and with their obligation to comply with federal mandates.

“Since 2011, it has been ICE policy to avoid enforcement activities at “sensitive locations,” including hospitals, churches, and schools, unless “exigent circumstances exist” or other law enforcement actions lead officers to the site. But Avelica-González’s arrest prompted activists to question whether the Los Angeles agents violated that policy, and on March 9, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asking for an explanation.”

Source: Claiming Sanctuary: Inside the Schools Now Actively Resisting President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown | The 74