Latinx Immigrant Group Wants Philadelphia School District to Set Clear Rules for ICE

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Troubled by the repetitive involvement of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in schools, a Latinx immigrant rights organization has asked the School District of Philadelphia to lay out clear rules and guidelines for ICE involvement on school premises. The group has also asked the school district to better train its staff and teachers.

In February 2020, ICE officers detained a pregnant mother who had just dropped off her child at the Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School in Philadelphia. This incident raised panic in the minds of immigrants and refugee communities.

Juntos – Latinx Immigrant Organization

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