Citing Right to Education, Advocates Seek Sanctuary Status for Boston Schools

Creeping back into action by posting the writing of these interlopers…

RIGHTSCAPES

By Aja Watkins and Kevin Murray

The Boston City Council held a March 7 hearing on a resolution, introduced by Councilor Tito Jackson, to declare Boston Public Schools sanctuary schools. A sanctuary school would refuse to participate in any action to enforce federal immigration policies, including the signed by President Trump. Around 200 community members met at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs on March 7 and heard testimony from teachers, students, activists, and BPS personnel regarding the proposed resolution.

Those who argued in favor of the resolution cited fear of deportation as an impediment to learning. Students who are undocumented, or who have undocumented relatives, are particularly impacted by policies of the new administration. However, proponents of the sanctuary schools resolution said that the issue at hand wasn’t immigration policy, but the right to education. If children are afraid of attending school or related stress, they will be…

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2 responses to “Citing Right to Education, Advocates Seek Sanctuary Status for Boston Schools

  1. Dana Seero

    100% pure political grandstanding, since DHS has a policy not to enter “Sensitive areas,”

    https://www.ice.gov/ero/enforcement/sensitive-loc

    Guess the next mayoral race has already started.

    • Thanks for your response.

      100%? Really? Policies change…very quickly under this administration. I’m not sure people feel protected by this policy, and I don’t blame them. I expect that you’d feel differently about the grandstand if you were an immigrant sending your child to schools in Boston.

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