Arrests at a school in my district
I’m getting a flood of emails and phone calls about yesterday’s ICE raids. You can read a bit about them on the BAIRC site (Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition). What I’ve heard from word of mouth is that at Hoover School in Redwood City, there were police who were waiting outside the school and checking people’s papers as they dropped off their kids in the morning, and arresting people for possible deportation.
There’s a video clip here: cbs5.com but I haven’t watched it yet or read any detail on this story. I’ll be looking at it later tonight and I hope people can add something more substantial in the comments. Basically, I am horrified. It is interesting that a lot of the emails I’m getting are from Anglo-Canadian immigrants… who might or might not be legal immigrants… and who know quite well that they’re not going to be stopped and have their papers checked as they walk their kid into school at 8:30 tomorrow morning. If you think about the destructive effect this will have on our public schools, well, just think about that for a moment.