Christina School District Becomes "Safe Haven"

Apr 12, 2017

Credit Christina School District website

The Christina School district has officially become a safe haven for undocumented immigrant students.

The board approved the measure on a 4-to-2 vote last night.

Under the new rules employees at a school are not required to hand over information about a student to immigration authorities.

But they are not allowed to block access.

In addition, the measure declared that a request from immigration authorities must go through the office of Superintendent for legal purposes.  

The Wilmington News Journal reports that several members of the community last night expressed relief saying that students might be afraid of reporting harassment or might withdraw from school activities.