To: Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education
Stop DeVos from Turning School Principals into ICE Agents
Schools should be learning centers -- not deportation traps. Encouraging schools to report undocumented students and their families to ICE is inhumane, immoral and illegal.
Why is this important?
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to turn school teachers and principals into ICE agents. As women, as mothers, we will not stand idly by as DeVos tries to put millions of school children in harm’s way.
Sign on to send DeVos a rotten apple to tell her that schools should be learning centers -- not deportation traps.
Millions of students throughout the country are already afraid to go to school. Decades of discrimination and criminalization of students of color have created a school to prison pipeline that threatens the security of Black and Brown students. An epidemic of mass shootings has filled our schools with fear. But DeVos wants to make schools even less safe for our kids by encouraging teachers and principals to report undocumented students to ICE.
The Supreme Court has made it clear that every child in the United States, regardless of their immigration status, has the right to an education.
Make no mistake, DeVos’ proposal is unconstitutional and violates the law. But even worse than that? It endangers the safety of millions of our students at a time when our nation’s highest education officer should be doing everything she can to make schools safer for our kids.
Add your name and we will deliver your message along with a rotten apple to DeVos’ office next week.