Chicago schools are ordered to stop immigration agents from entering without a criminal warrant amid Trump crackdown
Chicago Public Schools taking a stand against Trump’s immigration crackdown
Principals have been told not to allow agents in if they don’t have a warrant
Nearly half of the 381,000 students in the Chicago district are Hispanic
Chicago’s stance is among the boldest as other districts announce measures to protect students who may be living in the country illegally
It remains unknown how much interest immigration officers will show in schools
23 February 2017
Principals in Chicago have been told to not let federal immigration agents into schools without a criminal warrant following Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants.
The stand taken by Chicago Public Schools, the country’s third-largest school system, is among the boldest of the districts that have announced measures to protect those who may be living in the country illegally.
It remains unknown how much interest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will show in schools under President Donald Trump, and there is little schools can do to thwart agents who show up with warrants, but they are acting at least in part to ease concerns of skittish immigrant communities.
In districts like Chicago, where nearly half of the 381,000 students are Hispanic, there is concern that immigration authorities could grab parents outside the schools and their children inside.