A GATEWAY PUNDIT EXCLUSIVE
What to do if you’re a teacher in Portland Public Schools, you suspect that one or more of your students are “undocumented,” and you see federal I.C.E. agents around the school?
Well, thanks to this handy guide from the school district, you are now obligated to help the students evade the I.C.E. agents.
The guide, labeled “Responding to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),” instructs teachers to not bring the students that the agents are asking for, do not tell the ICE agents anything, contact the families of the students, do not comply with warrants, bring the students into the building to provide them with a hideout spot, contact principals and other administrators, and contact the pro illegal alien non profits “to assist families who may be reluctant to pick up children.”
The guide also states that “An attorney from the General Counsel’s office will also determine whether to comply with ICE subpoenas for records. The District will refuse to comply with administrative subpoenas, citing FERPA.”
In order to better to aid the illegal alien communities, the school district will “have conversations with potentially impacted families to help them identify family members or friends as emergency contacts” and “Contact community partners el Program Hispano, Impact NW, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization to work with families in identifying persons to pick up the children.”
This is part of a renewed and emboldened effort to a aid and abet illegal aliens, for which the Portland Public Schools superintendent, Guadalupe Guerrero, recently testified to the school board on.
Note that this video is set to “unlisted”, which means it doesn’t come up in any search and does not appear in the video list on the PPS YouTube channel. We have downloaded the video just in case Guerrero decides to remove it.
Guerrero put up his scripted speech as its own post on the PPS webpage:
I want to address a topic that is of both personal and professional importance to me, both as Superintendent of the Portland Public Schools and as a son of immigrants to this country, as someone for whom public education opened doors, as someone who entered school not knowing English…who went on to obtain graduate degrees and now has the privilege of serving in this role.
In recent days, we have heard reports that Immigration and Custom Enforcement, also known as ICE, has conducted targeted efforts to arrest individuals within our community. I am horrified and angered that one of these detainees is a PPS parent, who like so many other families, was on their way to drop off their children–our students–at school. This is unforgivable and inhumane. Like so many of us, our immigrant parents have the same hopes and dreams for their children. And like all of us, they sacrifice to provide all we can for their children.
So while we watch the six o’clock news and see the horrific images of children being torn from their families and put into cages at the border, we know that our families right here in Portland, right here in our communities, are being torn apart. This is unacceptable. Students shouldn’t come to school anxious that their mama or papa won’t be at home after school. Parents shouldn’t fear not being able to pick up their kids from school because of the potential to be detained.
And so, while it is not within my purview to control immigration issues beyond our campus boundaries, I want to publicly reaffirm our commitment that our school will serve as beacons of learning for every student, regardless of their immigration status or that of their families. No one will be turned away and every student will be guaranteed, as best we can, a rich education experience. We will continue to do everything possible to ensure that our schools are sanctuaries for our students.
I know I sit here at the dais with seven board members committed to the same. I want to once again thank them for passing Resolution No. 5363, Rights of Undocumented Students and Protocols for INS and ICE Access to Schools, last year, where they firmly expressed our collective values on this issue.
We will continue to work with our community-based partners to provide adequate supports to help our students and families heal from this horrific trauma. I have also directed our staff to deploy resources and counseling to impacted schools. As I did last night, I will continue to personally reach out to affected families.
In moments like this, our community and our school district will be remembered for our humanity, by how we reach out and support those who are really suffering a trauma that many of us can’t begin to understand.
And so to our families: We have your back. We have a moral responsibility to provide you and yours a rich education and a safe place to come to school every day.
In fact, Guerrero gave a version of that speech in Spanish, as well, starting at the 1:17:12 mark of the full video from the school board meeting.
The resolution they were referring to, 5363 can be found on Scribd:
Immigration Resolution 3 FINAL by on Scribd
According to their recent budget, Portland Public Schools is receiving about $53 Million in federal funds for the 2018-19 school year, out of a total of $1.5 Billion. This is after receiving $62 Million in the last budget cycle. They’ve also recently received a $10.6 Million federal grant for a college preparedness program.
Portland Public Schools spends about $13,000 per year, per student. That’s the second highest spending-per-student rate in the area.
Portland Public Schools has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country, with only 79% of the students graduating on time.
This is in addition to a swath of scandals that have plagued the district for years, including covering for sex abusers, racist harassment, superintendents resigning in shame, hiring attorneys who haven’t passed the bar. And don’t forget the “Social Justice” guides that were distributed to teachers, which praise Che Guevara and islam.
You can reach PPS superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero at (503) 916-3200.
You can reach Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Colt Gill at (503) 373-0036.
You can reach federal Department Of Education secretary Betsy DeVos at 1-800-USA-LEARN.
Perhaps this falls under “fraud, waste, and abuse” in which case you reach the Inspector General at 1-800-MIS-USED.