California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has released a policy guide for school officials that lays out how they can protect students from immigration enforcement on school grounds.
The guide details the steps school officials should take if federal immigration agents try to detain someone on campus or if a child’s parents have been detained or deported. It also instructs schools on how to shield the immigration status of students and their family members and illustrates the kinds of court records federal officials must present before entering campuses.
The policies are the result of a new state law that was passed to safeguard undocumented immigrants from President Donald Trump’s call for increased deportations.
A version of this article appeared in the April 11, 2018 edition of Education Week as California Unveils Policy Guide to Help Schools Shield Undocumented Students