You’ve probably already heard about yesterday’s ICE raids on food processing plants in Mississippi, and how they left children with no one to care for them:
Those “record-breaking” immigration raids in Mississippi happened on the first day of school. I mean, Jesus, this paragraph: pic.twitter.com/JywRKGA0v7
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) August 8, 2019
Before I start talking about ways to support families in that kind of situation, here are a few more articles about the impact of the raid, and how to support its victims:
The ICE raids in Mississippi may indefinitely separate some children from their parents is from The Washington Post.
ICE arrested hundreds of people in raids. Now ‘devastated’ children are without their parents. is from The Washington Post.
ICE Raids in Mississippi Leave Fear and Uncertainty in Their Wake is from The NY Times.
— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) August 8, 2019
Now, how can we best help our students and their families if something like this happens in our areas?
Here are new additions to The Best Practical Resources For Helping Teachers, Students & Families Respond To Immigration Challenges:
As threat of ICE raids increases, schools can take steps to put students at ease is from Education Dive.
After an Immigration Raid: Information for Schools is from Colorin Colorado.
The Importance of Emergency Contact Information is from Colorin Colorado.
Why a Texas school district is helping immigrants facing deportation is from The Hechinger Report.
FAQ FOR EDUCATORS ON IMMIGRANT STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS is from The ACLU.
For Educators: Supporting Undocumented Students & Their Families is from Informed Immigrant.