Sacramento Update

Fresno County Board of Education plans to ignore U.S. immigration law

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The Fresno County Board of Education has signed a resolution vowing to support undocumented students, and is urging the 32 school districts in the county to do the same.

“Our schools will remain safe and supportive spaces for students and their families, free from intimidation, hostility or violence, including threat of deportation because of participation in the public education system,” states the resolution, signed by Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino last week.

The resolution says that while the county school system does not collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson urged districts in December to become “safe havens” in light of uncertainty surrounding immigration policies since the election of President Donald Trump.

Read the whole story in the Fresno Bee

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