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Resolution - Hacienda La Puente Unified School Safe Zones and Safe Havens

Resolution

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District - Safe Zones and Safe Havens

   

Introduction:

On January 26, 2017, the Board of Education passed a resolution designating Hacienda La Puente Unified School District campuses as Safe Zones and Safe Havens. Our school board has expressed its commitment to ensure our campuses, students, and families feel safe when they come to school.  This resolution does not change any of our existing policies and practices regarding admission, enrollment practices, release of students and release of any student information.

 

HLPUSD is committed to providing a safe environment where all are treated equally. Equal treatment will be regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ): RESCISSION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)

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RESOURCES, LINKS, GUIDES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION

Mayor Garcetti’s Community Resource Guide for Immigrants with information on immigration and refugee rights and resources (www.lamayor.org/KnowYourRights)

 

Association of California School Administrators developed a fact sheet regarding undocumented students and families for schools (www.acsa.org).

 

Asian Americans for AdvaAsian Americans for Advancing Justice-LA (www.advancingjustice-la.org) The mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian American, Native Hawaiina, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.Included in their work are immigrant rights and DACA

Anti-Defamation League (www.adl.org) The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now one of the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

Border Angels (www.borderangels.org) An organization focusing on migrant outreach (preventing unnecessary deaths and harm reduction through desert water drops, border rescue stations and day laborer outreach), immigration consulting (FREE immigration services and consultations)and education and advocacy related to undocumented migrants, immigration and border issues.

CHIRLA (www.chirla.org) Advancing human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles – dedicated to promoting harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations through coalition building, advocacy, community education, organizing. Have many resources related to DACA, DAPA, AB60, etc. Good references for legal services and community education.

Council on American-Islamic Relations - CAIR (www.cair.com) CAIR's vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR has a department to monitor and combat Islamophobia, tracks sources and incidents of Islamophobia across the country, and produces factsheets to debunk false information that has been spread about Islam and Muslims.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (www.ilrc.org) Provide legal assistance to immigration lawa practitioners and community based organizations, focus on immigrant policy reform to strengthen immigrant communities nationwide, engage immigrants in mobilizing around issues critical to their communities. Have publications and resources related to DACA and immigration.

My (Un)Documented Life: (www.mydocumentedlife.org) The mission at My (Un)Documented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. The site provides post election news and what it means for undocumented community and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

National Immigration Law Center (www.nilc.org) Established in 1979, NILC is one of the leading organizations in the US exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. The core set of integrated strategies include impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and strategic communications.

Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org) SPLC is a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. They are currently also monitoring reports of racial harassment and intimidation in the wake of the presidential election, provide resources related to fighting hate. They are also the umbrella organization under which resources for teachers/educators are provided through: Teaching Tolerance (www.tolerance.org) Teaching Tolerance has resources related to talking with students post-election, working with children related to inclusiveness and standing up to bias.

United We Dream (www.unitedwedream.org) United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. The powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states that organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status