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Schools on front lines in nationwide movement to protect undocumented students

By Sabrina Holcomb, Education Votes

As Inauguration Day approaches—along with rising fears that President-elect Trump will keep his campaign promise to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving close to a million DREAMers and millions more undocumented students vulnerable to deportation—school districts across the country are rushing to declare school campuses “safe zones.”

Concerns intensified after last week’s Senate confirmation hearing when Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for Attorney General, would not commit to protecting DACA students or promise not to use the information collected when they signed up for the program against them.

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