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  • Undocumented students in New York City test boundaries of ‘sanctuary schools’

    Mar 29, 2017

    03.28.2017 | Politico New York | Tami and thousands of other undocumented students in America’s largest public school system are testing the boundaries of how much a fiercely liberal, “sanctuary city” can do to protect some of its most vulnerable students as the Trump administration pursues more aggressive deportation policies. There are roughly 38,000 undocumented students in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx, according to the Migration Policy Institute. “We are thinking about worst case scenarios that we never thought would ever happen that now can happen,” said Abja Midha, the immigrant students’ rights project director for Advocates for Children. “There is this feeling that anything is possible.” Read article