Sunrise joins local public school districts in effort to block President Trump’s Jan. 25 order

Sunrise Middle School has joined other public school districts in supporting an effort in court to block President Trump’s Jan. 25 order that threatens public schools
that don’t cooperate with immigration officers. Trump’s executive order grants the U.S. Attorney General the authority to deny federal funds to public agencies, including schools, that deem themselves immigrant safe havens or sanctuary jurisdictions.

According to the brief filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, the president’s executive order “transforms schools from inclusive, safe places to places of fear and uncertainty, ultimately undermining our entire public education system.”

Among others signing the court document were the Alum Rock, East Side, Evergreen, Santa Clara, San Diego, Los Angeles, Gilroy, Mt. Pleasant, Campbell, and San Francisco school districts.


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