Immigration & Citizenship
All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. Knowing and asserting rights can make a huge difference in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. The information included in this resource guide provide students, families and school staff with critical information for working together to assert the rights of all within the YCSC school community.
WHEREAS, YouthBuild Charter School of California has an obligation to serve all of its students equally, without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, and religion; and
WHEREAS, YouthBuild Charter School of California is committed to providing a safe work environment for students, faculty, and staff, by enforcing all federal, state, and local, laws designed to eliminate illegal discrimination; and
WHEREAS, YouthBuild Charter School of California, being committed to the CIVIL RIGHTS entitled to all of its students, as defined by its NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT & UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES, rejects the development and implementation of policies and programs that will undermine and threaten the ability of any member of our community to pursue their educational and professional opportunities;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT YOUTHBUILD CHARTER SCHOOL OF CALIFORNIA REITERATES THAT IT MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A “SENSITIVE LOCATION,” AS DEFINED IN DIRECTIVE 10029.2, FROM IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) DIRECTOR, JOHN MORTON, SIGNED OCTOBER 11, 2011, TO ALL FIELD OFFICE DIRECTORS, SPECIAL AGENTS IN CHARGE, AND CHIEF COUNSEL; AND THEREFORE DECLARES ITSELF A “SANCTUARY CAMPUS.”
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT ICE ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY, INVESTIGATE, DETAIN, AND DEPORT, UNDOCUMENTED PERSONS SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED BY YOUTHBUILD CHARTER SCHOOL OF CALIFORNIA PERSONNEL EXCEPT IN CASES TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY FROM IMMINENT HARM AS DESCRIBED IN THE DIRECTIVE DESCRIBED ABOVE.