Can Trump Cut Funding for Safe Havens?
After Trump announced he would cut federal funding to “sanctuary cities,” school districts are now concerned about their “safe havens.”
Several districts have declared themselves “safe havens” vowing to protect undocumented students as best they can from immigration officials. Late last year, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to all districts asking them to pass “safe haven” resolutions.
Los Angeles Unified, the state’s largest school district, and nation’s second largest, is still keeping strong its promise to protect the undocumented.
“If we’re together as one community, then we’re up against this together,” said LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer. “This administration is coming for us, and it affects all of us.”
If Trump does cut federal funding to “safe haven” districts, LAUSD could stand to lose $700 million.
However, experts believe that it would be almost impossible for Trump to do so because previous SCOTUS decisions have established he would need to relate the funds with the immigrations status of student.
Read more at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
See our growing list of Safe Haven Districts.