LOS ANGELES ( CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board Tuesday night passed a resolution to show solidarity with students, their families and staff, who fear that Donald Trump could deport them after he takes office.
Over the past few days, thousands of Los Angeles students walked out of class and marched through the streets to protest the election of Trump, who had threatened to deport as many as three million undocumented immigrants.
The school board unanimously passed a resolution to provide outlets of expression for students on every campus and a dedicated web page or hotline so they can reach out for information.
Board members also reaffirmed that campuses will be safe zones for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement or discrimination.
On top of that, the board also reaffirmed to protect the data and identifies of any student, family member or employee who may be affected by any future policies or executive action.
“What would we do if our own child was scared? We would make sure that they knew that they were loved. We would make sure that they knew that they were safe. We would make sure that they knew that we believed in them and protect them,” LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer said.
“I don’t want to exploit the children so they can lead me on a march that leads to nowhere. They cannot change the outcome of this election, but they can stay in school. They can learn to empower themselves,” said LAUSD board member Dr. George J. McKenna III.