Shawnee Mission School District released a statement addressing their views of President Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.
In the press release, the District states that they work to serve all students in the district regardless of their origin and that they will use the resources available to assist the students’ families affected by the end of DACA.
DACA provides work and school visas with young adults who were brought to the US illegally by their parents before they were 18. The policy was put in place in 2012 by the Obama Administration. The removal of DACA puts students affected by the policy in danger of being deported in six months.
“In keeping with the vision of ‘all means all,’ we welcome and take seriously the responsibility to serve all learners and families in our district,” the District said. “Schools in the Shawnee Mission School District do not and will not ask students or their parents for information about their immigration status.”