| Garland school district officials are taking steps to ensure their students are not left without a legal guardian should their parents be deported in an immigration raid during school hours.|
The Garland school district will ask all parents to provide the names and phone numbers of six emergency contacts. The district is also instructing school officials to not allow a student board a bus if a parent is detained or deported and no one else is available to take the child home, The Dallas Morning News reported Saturday.
The plan also forbids anyone not on the emergency contact list from withdrawing the student from school in the event of a raid, the paper reported.
"We don't anticipate large-scale raids here in our district because we don't really have the industry (known for hiring illegal immigrants) that suggests this sort of thing will happen here," said Shelly Hopkins, who oversees district programs for English learners. "But we do want to support principals (in cases) where the legal guardian has been detained and deported."
Monday, August 25, 2008
N. Texas district preps schools for immigration raids
Immigration: A good sign of how badly the illegal immigration problem is in America when school districts prep themselves in this manner.