AFT President Urges Big-City Mayors to Shield Immigrant Students, Families

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, is calling on the nation's big-city mayors to set up safe havens for immigrants after federal agents arrested nearly 700 undocumented residents in a series of raids conducted over the past week.

Child advocates say the recent immigration sweeps and future actions on immigration policy by the Trump administration could disrupt home lives, separate families, and have a "chilling effect" on children and communities. The raids could be just the first step in President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on undocumented immigrants.

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