Arizona educators warn against bill criminalizing unlawful immigration, saying it will hurt Latino students

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Arizona educators warn against bill criminalizing unlawful immigration, saying it will hurt Latino students
The bill, HCR2060, allows law enforcement to detain people they believe entered the country illegally, even in schools, hospitals and houses of worship

They have put their focus on the fact that the bill, HCR2060, allows law enforcement to detain people suspected of entering the country unlawfully even in schools, hospitals and houses of worship. Bills passed by other Republican-led states have excluded these facilities.

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Jeff Zetino, director of research and policy at ALL In Education, a non-profit seeking to improve the school performance of Latinos, said that the organization has been “hearing many parents who are extremely nervous about the chance this is passed; what will happen when they drop off and pick up” their children.

Even though it’s unlikely that children will be removed from schools as a result of the law, any officials could ask students or parents about their migratory status. This possibility “makes the really difficult relationship between the school and the community tenuous,” he said.

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He also wondered about a scenario where parents take their children to the hospital. “Will they have to worry about having and ID, will they be harassed by officials close to a health care campus?”
www.latintimes.com/arizona-educators-warn-against-bill-criminalizing-unlawful-immigration-saying-it-will-hurt-latino-555004

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