Schools Challenge Sanctuary CrackdownMarch 24, 2017 |
by Joshua Stewart
Four San Diego-area school districts have joined a legal brief against a presidential order that requires local governments to enforce immigration laws or lose federal funding.
“What this is about is the federal government is attempting to force local governments, including local education institutions, to become an arm in their attempt to round up, detain and deport people in our communities,” San Diego Unified’s board president, Richard Barrera, said at a news conference Wednesday. “We have made it very clear to the federal government that we refuse to participate in that type of action.”