It’s time to stop the growing fear of ICE in American schools

August 28, 2017 | | The Hill |

While families across the country are sending their children back to school, immigrant families are under particular stress thanks to President Trump, who just pardoned Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff who openly racially profiled Latinos in “immigration patrols.” [...]

The school environment is for learning, a critical safe place for students to advance their future, and should not be co-opted as a site of fear and hate. As the Supreme Court said in the Plyler decision, the “inestimable toll” of depriving a child of equal access to education is impossible to reconcile with the constitutional principles being taught in our nation’s schools.