Schools Become 'Safe Haven' for Salvadoran Students in Wake of Crackdown

EdSource

California schools are bracing for the impact of the Trump administration’s decision to kick out thousands of Salvadoran immigrants.

“It’s a calamity for families who’ve built their lives here, own homes, own their own businesses, pay taxes, are part of the community,” said Juan Rivera of Carecen SF, a nonprofit that helps Central American immigrants in the Bay Area. “Sending these families back to a situation of extreme violence and poverty — it’s horrible to put children in that position. While this moves forward, schools can provide a safe haven.”

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