LA County Schools Initiate Policy To Block Immigration Enforcement

I’m just not getting this whole talking point about schools being overly political (via Jazz Shaw)

L.A. Unified reasserts its commitment to protect immigrant families

The Los Angeles school board on Tuesday unanimously approved a set of policies that board members said would provide families with a higher level of protection from federal immigration raids.

Among the safeguards in the sweeping set of guidelines: No immigration officers will be allowed on campus without clearance from the superintendent of schools, who will consult with district lawyers. Until that happens, they won’t be let in, even if they arrive with a legally valid subpoena.

“L.A. Unified is basically saying fear stops at [our] door,” said school board member Ref Rodriguez, who co-sponsored the lengthy measure.

Jazz notes

Note that we’re not talking about any sort of random raids or fishing expeditions here. The LA school board is saying that even if officers have a properly issued warrant or subpoena for a specific illegal immigrant they will block the door and prevent the officers from entering until the Superintendent of Schools can be contacted. That individual will no doubt be taking their sweet time, dragging in lawyers and offering every possible opportunity for the suspect to escape. That’s not a policy difference on the part of the school board… it’s a direct example of obstruction of justice and a violation of federal law.

A couple points. First, if school employees block federal law enforcement officials, especially if they are armed with a warrant (I really think that ICE should start getting warrants when dealing with sanctuary jurisdictions, saying “you wanted one? Here. Give us the illegal.”), those employees will quickly find themselves under arrest on a federal felony charge of obstructing justice, at a minimum.

Second, ICE attempts to avoid making arrests at what they call sensitive locations. The policy notes that

“The policies provide that enforcement actions at or focused on sensitive locations such as schools, places of worship, and hospitals should generally be avoided, and that such actions may only take place when (a) prior approval is obtained from an appropriate supervisory official, or (b) there are exigent circumstances necessitating immediate action without supervisor approval.”

It is very rare that ICE makes detainment enforcement at any of those places. They even avoid hanging out there. Interestingly, regular police officers often make arrests are schools and hospitals, the latter usually after bringing the subject to the hospital in the first place, and the former when kids have gotten in to fights, and, as we often hear, a child makes a gun from a poptart or with a finger.

Heck, ICE even avoids making arrests during marches, rallies, and parades, which would be a great place to find lots of illegals, but, they’re probably worried about Leftist supporters of illegal immigration getting violent, which we’ve seen happen.

Interestingly, the policy for the LA Unified was developed by the ACLU over several months. It’s great how the ACLU is attempting to subvert federal law in protecting unlawfully present people over U.S. citizens, and putting school workers at risk of facing federal felony charges.

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One Response to “LA County Schools Initiate Policy To Block Immigration Enforcement”

  1. captainfish says:

    wait.. I thought liberals were all for Federal control? And against local state’s rights?

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