The U.S. Departments of Education and Homeland Security have a joint policy to not conduct immigration enforcement activities at “sensitive locations” including schools, school bus stops, health care facilities, places of worship, religious or civil ceremonies, and public demonstrations.
UPLAN parent leaders, in several meetings with US Department of Education top officials, shared parents’ fears and the barriers to engaging in their children’s education caused by the current immigration climate. They also pushed for the translation of the fact sheet on this policy into Spanish, so parents could share this with other parents who speak Spanish and won! This month, UPLAN received the translated version of the fact sheet!
We are grateful to be able to share this resource with our members and the public, and excited to celebrate this victory of UPLAN’s vision for parents having a voice in the policies that impact families! If you or someone you know experiences a violation of this policy, please contact UPLAN.
The fact sheet is not yet available on the US Department of Education’s’ website, but can be found here in the meantime: : Hoja de Datos – lugares delicados (Spanish) and Sensitive Locations Fact Sheet (English). Please share widely!