El Paso ISD passes resolution supporting undocumented students
- EPISD trustees voted to affirm the district’s commitment to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. as children (DREAMers).
- The resolution stopped short of declaring EPISD a “sanctuary district,” which would involve a refusal to cooperate with federal attempts to use school districts in immigration law enforcement activities.
- The resolution comes on the tails of the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office indicating they would decline to serve as immigration law enforcers should President-elect Trump move forward with his immigration plans.
Resolution on DREAMers and immigration law enforcement (El Paso Independent School District)
“EPISD declares support for undocumented students” (The El Paso Times)
“EPPD, Sheriff’s Office would not enforce immigration law if Trump proposal approved” (KVIA)