Upon learning gov’t suspects illegals in community, L.A. school district takes this action

Upon learning gov’t suspects illegals in community, L.A. school district takes this action

It’s the more formal equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and humming.

According to Fox News Latino, the Los Angeles Unified School District has declared all of its schools, from kindergarten through high school, to be “safe zones” for students and families threatened by the enforcement of immigration laws.

You gotta love that last part: “threatened” by the enforcement of the law.

The declaration is in response to an announced plan by the federal government to conduct raids on the district with an eye toward apprehending illegals immigrants from Central America. The student body in the district, which is the nation’s largest. is 50% Hispanic, making it easy for undocumented children to blend in.

According to … board president Steve Zimmer, any request by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to come onto LAUSD school property must be submitted to the superintendent and the school district’s general counsel for review.


The LAUSD resolution also enourages the superintendent to increase and broaden alliances with community orgnaizations [sic] and legal services to offer resources for families facing deportation.

Sounds like aiding and abetting fugitives, no?

It’s not as though the LAUSD doesn’t already have enough problems to deal with. Despite recent improvements, the district still has some of the most overcrowded schools in the nation. Class sizes tend to be large and academic performance low. Plagued, moreover, by high drop-out and expulsion rates, and you have to wonder whose interests the school board thinks it’s serving.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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