The 74: California Assembly Passes Sanctuary Bills Shielding K-12, College Students From Immigration Enforcement
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
As excerpted from The 74.
The California Assembly has approved two bills protecting undocumented immigrant students on school property.
The first bill would bar federal immigration authorities from entering K-12 public schools without a warrant and permission from the superintendent and principal. It would also prevent schools from collecting information about immigration status from students or their guardians unless required by law, but it mandates that they tell parents about their children’s right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs.
“No student should ever fear coming to school,” Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, who chairs the Assembly Education Committee and co-sponsored the bill, said in a statement. “Regardless of your stance on immigration, we can all agree school campuses are no place to conduct raids or investigate kids who want nothing more than to learn in a safe environment.”