STATEMENT: Important information regarding ICE raids and immigrant rights

STATEMENT: Important information regarding ICE raids and immigrant rights

The current political climate is causing distress to an already taxed community, and unfortunately, our kids are the ones who are most impacted.

from:
Iris Zuñiga
Vice President, Youth Policy Institute


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17, 2017

Over the last few days, we have seen an increase in concern and panic from the families that we serve at our various school sites and centers. The current political climate is causing distress to an already taxed community, and unfortunately, our kids are the ones who are most impacted.

We are working very closely with the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District to make sure YPI receives the latest information and available resources. We’re also checking in with our local nonprofit partners and working on arranging a staff training that will better equip us with the tools necessary to support our families during this time. On the national level, we are working with National Council of La Raza and supporting in a myriad of advocacy efforts to fight against these unjust practices.

We knew that the transition in power would be challenging for our families, but what we are now witnessing is straight out unconstitutional and an attack on the family values that we stand for. At YPI, we are committed to continuing our support for our families and working alongside our partners to provide a buffer between these unconstitutional executive orders and unjust acts following such statements.

I have attached talking points that have been provided by LAUSD, along with a resource document and the press statement sent out by the mayor of Los Angeles.

In the next few days, we will be reaching out to our centers’ staff and management with additional training information.

Please stay tuned.

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