TUSD to take stand on immigration enforcement law - Tucson News Now

TUSD to take stand on immigration enforcement law

By Som Lisaius - email

TUCSON (KOLD) - Tucson's largest school district is chiming in on the immigration debate.

Tuesday night, the governing board of Tucson Unified Schools said it will not sue Arizona over SB1070, but TUSD is definitely taking a stance against the controversial legislation. 

TUSD Board Member Adelita Grijalva says, "We're not going to be enforcing immigration law.  I want parents and students to feel comfortable and safe.  We're not going to be asking them about immigration status."

SB1070 requires police investigating an incident to ask people about their immigration status if there's a "reasonable suspicion" they're in the country illegally.

The Sunnyside School District has taken a similar stance against SB1070.  TUSD hopes to have a uniform policy in place by the beginning of the next school year.

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