All Detroit schools should become Sanctuary Schools!

All Detroit schools should become Sanctuary Schools!

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MIStudentsDream started this petition to Public and Charter School Boards in Detroit

Two years ago, Detroit parents and students won the fight for the Detroit Public Schools Community District to declare themselves a sanctuary district and enact policies that protect immigrant families. Now, we are asking the same from all other schools in Detroit. 


We are MIStudentsDream, a coalition of community members in Metro Detroit who organize, educate, and advocate at the intersection of education and immigration justice. We believe that education is a human right and that all of our children deserve a safe space to learn and grow.


We ask the administrators of all Detroit schools to listen to our demands and join our cause. MIStudentsDream’s sanctuary school platform is as follows:


1. No cooperation with Immigration Enforcement (ICE) or Border Patrol (CBP)

  • Ensure ICE does not gain access to student/family information or documents.
  • Do not allow ICE on school grounds without a warrant signed by a judge.
  • Train all office staff on interactions with ICE/CBP.

2. Update all school forms & policies to be immigrant friendly.

  • Remove questions about citizenship on enrollment forms.
  • Translate all school materials to languages that meet the needs of the community.
  • Ensure school calendars reflect students’ religious and cultural identities.

3. Train teachers and staff on how to support immigrant/undocumented students.

4. Police free schools!

5. Make this policy public to students, families, and community members.

Your signature on this petition is a sign of your support for the protection of immigrant families in Detroit. We need your help to make all Detroit schools safe for all students and families, and we hope you join us as we continue to fight for education and immigration justice.

Instagram: @mistudentsdream

Facebook: @MIStudentsDream 

Email: mistudentsdream@gmail.com

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