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UPDATE: CCSD approves sanctuary resolution 6-1

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 25, 2017

UPDATE: The Clark County School District passed a resolution Thursday to continue protecting the privacy of undocumented students.

The resolution was proposed by trustee Carolyn Edwards.

"We want to reassure our families that they will be protected under current federal policies," Edwards said.

Edwards stressed that the resolution doesn't declare CCSD a "sanctuary district" because employees will comply with immigration officials if a warrant or subpoena is issued.

"We aren't doing anything illegal," Edwards said.

The resolution states that the immigration policies of President Donald Trump "could cause a disruption to the safety and security of members of our educational community."

During a board meeting Thursday, several members of the public spoke in support of the resolution.

The board voted 6-1 to approve it. Trustee Chris Garvey voted against it.

 
ORIGINAL STORY
 
LAS VEGAS (AP/KTNV) -- A Las Vegas school trustee wants the nation's fifth-largest public school district to declare itself an immigration sanctuary for students and staff, regardless of their citizenship status.
 
Clark County School Board member Carolyn Edwards said Wednesday that a resolution she's asking the board to pass on Thursday is a response to President Donald Trump's campaign promises to deport people living in the U.S. without legal permission.
 
Almost half the 322,000 students at the 351 schools in Las Vegas area are of Hispanic heritage.
 
Edwards says the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program already protects students.
 
She says she wants to endorse a "sanctuary campus" effort, and show that Las Vegas has a policy in place so the government won't start asking schools if a student is a citizen.