Hundreds of students and supporters managed to convince the entire Milwaukee Public School Board to vote unanimously for a sanctuary status.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 30, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Thursday, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board voted unanimously to make its school districts sanctuary. MPS has become the first school district in Wisconsin to become a sanctuary to protect all students attending, despite their immigration status.
Tony Baez, a candidate for the MPS Board for District 6 gave an inspiring speech in favor of sanctuary status as others did before him, which brought tears to those participating and members of the current Board.
The sanctuary status will make it difficult for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce immigration laws within the school districts in Milwaukee, which becomes another set back for Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement and the GOP controlled legislature in Wisconsin.
Students and allies held a rally outside of the MPS administration in favor of making MPS a sanctuary district. The rally was sponsored by Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers rights organization.
Video: How the MPS Board voted on school district sanctuary resolution 1617R-007 http://goo.gl/efMurd